1988 1500 gas leak


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1988 1500 gas leak

Postby thisisme » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:50 pm



If the petcock is bad, does it leak out at that location or could it cause it to load up and leak somewhere farther down the line?



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Re: 1988 1500 gas leak

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:33 pm

thisisme wrote:If the petcock is bad, does it leak out at that location or could it cause it to load up and leak somewhere farther down the line?


It can leak out there, but a lot of the time when the diaphragm fails, it just ends up sucking gas into the vacuum line and causing an overly rich mixture. It can also fail open, which can cause the carburetors to fill up with fuel and leak at that point.


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