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Petcock cause of starting problems. Low cost fix

 
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GJMC
Master Wrench


Joined: 13 Nov 2009
Posts: 28
Location: England

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:48 pm    Post subject: Petcock cause of starting problems. Low cost fix Reply with quote

Hi, I see that a few people have fitted manual petcocks..
My question is where are you locating them? They need to be accessible so can't be behind the panels. I am contemplating fitting one but do not want to damage the bodywork. UPDATE-- I found that my petcock was letting fuel through constantly, this was causing major flooding and preventing the engine from starting. I found a Chinese vacuum petcock on ebay for 3.15 and made a bracket to fit it in place. All is now well. Photo link :-

https://www.flickr.com/photos/121308618@N03/13391218043/lightbox/


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EeroW
Junior Wrench


Joined: 11 Feb 2015
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drilled a hole and mounted a lawnmower style manual valve. Looks okay with an old bicyle headset lock ring holding it on there!

The cheap ones you mention are just that, cheap! It will fail you eventually as well...............
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