Fuel petcock


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mccannthejoe
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Fuel petcock

Postby mccannthejoe » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:43 am



Hello all,

My 88 1500 has a leak at the Fuel petcock above the gas cap. Is this hard to change? I see a rebuild kit is under $20.00

Thanks,
Ed



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Re: Fuel petcock

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:41 pm

It's not hard to do, it just takes a bit of patience. You remove the four screws, take out the old diaphragm and spring, replace it with the ones from the new kit. Work the edges of the new diaphragm into the groove with a toothpick, then reassemble.

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Re: Fuel petcock

Postby ct1500 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:37 pm

Many screw it up, so check your work after rebuild with a vacuum pump as it should hold rock steady with no loss of vacuum. With vacuum applied you should be able to blow through valve and when removed, closed.
This is what I do
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Re: Fuel petcock

Postby jdavidsmit » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:58 am

This happen to my 90 1500 last month. took longer to get the part than to install the kit. make sure you pay attention to the way everything comes apart. easy to put in backwards.
David

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Re: Fuel petcock

Postby delly » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:54 am

I have ordered a kit. Do I have to remove the seat and the top cover to get to the petcock?

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Re: Fuel petcock

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:58 am

delly wrote:I have ordered a kit. Do I have to remove the seat and the top cover to get to the petcock?


Yes, you won't be able to unscrew it otherwise.

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Re: Fuel petcock

Postby joeincalif » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:32 am

Until you get the rebuild kit you can bypass the unit. Hook the fuel line directly to the fuel filter


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