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Offline Reving Kevin

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Leaky Carb drain
« on: May 18, 2018, 11:26:07 PM »
Just a silly little one, but might help someone in a bind. Had a leaky carb drain screw, wouldn't seat properly. Difficult to find a washer that will fit. A slim section of fuel tube is just the right internal and external diameter and will make a good seal as it compresses, and is of course fuel resistant.
RD250 E, on the road.

YB100, restoration/customisation under way.

Offline Barnett

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Re: Leaky Carb drain
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 05:49:12 PM »
great tip!
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Offline Stuart 50

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Re: Leaky Carb drain
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 09:24:30 PM »
Worked a treat, thanks.
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Offline Reving Kevin

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Re: Leaky Carb drain
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 10:57:33 PM »
Great! Glad to of helped ;D

2 months in and mine still holds, I have a new plug and washer but will see how long my bodge holds for.
RD250 E, on the road.

YB100, restoration/customisation under way.