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Old 05-10-17, 05:07 PM   #1
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The D seems to have a slow leak. There was definitely petrol in the tank and today not a sausage, or petrol. How common are leaks from the fuel tap? Are they firberous wagers on the thread?
There's a lot of almost bitumen type stuff on the fuel pipe I'm wondering if this is a botched repair job.
Any advice as always is very much appreciated
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Old 05-10-17, 05:16 PM   #2
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Fuel taps can and do leak, if the tap is the type that had a tapered shaft going into the body of the tap then check the spring hasn't broken as the taper wont seal causing the leak.
If the tap has two shaped discs either side of the body and attached to a flat plate then there are cork seals in the body which have dried and shrunk causing the leak.

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Old 05-10-17, 05:30 PM   #3
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The D seems to have a slow leak. There was definitely petrol in the tank and today not a sausage, or petrol. How common are leaks from the fuel tap? Are they firberous wagers on the thread?
There's a lot of almost bitumen type stuff on the fuel pipe I'm wondering if this is a botched repair job.
Any advice as always is very much appreciated
Any pictures for the type of tap? Quickest way to find a leak is to pour some fuel in the tank and see where it runs out.

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If it was bad enough to leak away that quick you should get a strong smell of petrol around the tap.

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Quickest way to find a leak is to pour some fuel in the tank and see where it runs out.


It seems fault finding is a lost art!

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Also what are wagers?
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Things you place at Wiiliam Hill on the chances of finding a leak!

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Things you place at Wiiliam Hill on the chances of finding a leak!

I'd need to know the odds before placing a wager

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It's been months since I started it last and the leak is not obvious. I am not that daft I have obviously done some quick diagnostics but had to rush to fetch the kids. How do I attatch a photo to the thread then?
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