Posted July 08, 2011 - 07:58 AM
Does anyone have a good fix for leakage around the gas valve stem?
Posted July 08, 2011 - 08:40 AM
Posted July 08, 2011 - 09:04 AM
Posted July 08, 2011 - 12:25 PM
One sure fire way is to eliminate the sediment bowl completely.Put in a fitting into the tank ,then a short hose,then a inline shut off valve,then short hose then inline filter,then hose to the carb. Of course its no longer OEM but it does the trick.Larry
I thought about that since I have 2 filters I bought years ago and never used but they are in my lathe bench drawer and I can't get to them very easily. Too much valuable stuff in the way.:smile1: If I could get to my lathe I would sharpen the end of some conduit and punch out six or seven gaskets. I seem to remember seeing a rubberized sort of cork somewhere. I bet that would be the best material.
Posted July 08, 2011 - 09:01 PM
Does anyone have a good fix for leakage around the gas valve stem? Larry
There should be a hex "nut" that surrounds the stem of the valve. If you give that about 1/4 turn or less worth of tightening, that should stop the leak, providing that the grommet inside the packing nut isn't completely deteriorated. Don't get carried away with it, just a little snugging should do the trick.
Posted July 09, 2011 - 07:30 AM