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Old 12-12-2003, 09:30 PM
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Default Help! The Petcock Leaks

OK so maybe my tank isn't such a good deal after all. I put the petcock on and put a cup of water in the tank and the seal between the petcock and the tank leaks. Imagine what would happen if I put it on and filled it with 3 gals of gas.

So whats the deal should I get a new petcock gasket? I flipped it over so it had a new side that helped but that didn't stop it. Ideas anyone does the motorcycle shop even carry a petcock gasket? What a bummer
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:39 PM
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is it an o ring?
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:43 PM
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Yes its that type of gasket. Not neccesarily round mind you but Yes.
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:47 PM
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Try a little bit of silicone around the petcock and/or a new seal.
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:51 PM
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Take it back and get your old tank back. I can't believe that guy did that.
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:56 PM
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Thats what I was thinking Woody.
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:58 PM
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Default Re: Help! The Petcock Leaks

I will bet anything he has already taken my graphics off and everything.
Chase will rtv silicone work on that?
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Old 12-12-2003, 10:07 PM
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I would think so, but don't take my word on it. I agree with Woody- call the guy NOW and ask him what is up and see if he'll swap back.
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Old 12-12-2003, 10:35 PM
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Take the seal off and clean it real well and sock it in some carb clean, it will make it swell up some and then try placing it back on and see if that works if not then go get some stuff called Three Bond 1104 its in a yellow and white tube its the best stuff for making gaskets...
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Old 12-12-2003, 10:46 PM
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Prob is gasoline is usually corrosive to Gasket Maker so it's not just that easy. Try going to a m/c shop and getting a new sealing ring.
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