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rogerdleonard

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i now have 4 narrow frames with sediment bowls that leak from the on/off valve. i have just taken to replacing the whole mess with 1/4" rubber hose and cheapo plastic petcock and fuel filters, which are hard to make look right. anyone have any suggestions of either rebuilding these leaky things or replacement with a good metal petcock that will thread onto the bottom of the tank? i really don't care about originality, just function and neatness. i know i can buy new sediment bowls but would rather not spend the money.
 

lpalma

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Open the valve and tighen the packing nut, still leak? remove the packing in the valve by removing it with a 5/16 wrench and replacing it with an o ring
 

mgonitzke

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If you replace the packing with an O-ring, be sure to get a nitrile O-ring, as it is chemically compatible with gasoline.

New sediment bowl assemblies are about $15 each, not much more than shutoff valves, fittings, rubber tubing, etc.

I would stay far away from those cheap plastic shutoffs. They do not last. I had those on several tractors of mine, and not one of them lasted more than about 3 years.
 

rogerdleonard

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If you replace the packing with an O-ring, be sure to get a nitrile O-ring, as it is chemically compatible with gasoline.

New sediment bowl assemblies are about $15 each, not much more than shutoff valves, fittings, rubber tubing, etc.

I would stay far away from those cheap plastic shutoffs. They do not last. I had those on several tractors of mine, and not one of them lasted more than about 3 years.
ya you're probably right. i thought they were like 40 bucks but now i see them for 15. i guess i'll give that a try and see if they are any good.
 
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