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I was feeling pretty good after getting those plastic female fuel line fittings out of my '03's gas tank in one piece. I replaced them with metal fittings (and I put new o rings on the male part of the fittings which were already replaced with metal ones) and now the lower/silver fitting is leaking like a sieve when the bike is running.
I used a proper sealant on the threads and it definitely seems like the leak is occurring where the male and female couplings fit together.
I used 1/4 BSPT Valved CPC Coupling Bodies. Can anyone confirm that I'm using the right size? Any ideas? I'm trying to save a few bucks by just buying the female fittings vs. the full kit from Team Triumph.
Where did you get just the female fittings? Cost? I need a set too.
1/4bspt is the correct thread.
Do the female fittings have the "Viton" o rings which are gasoline resistant?
Are you sure the o rings you replaced didn't get damaged when you put the couplings together? (easy to do)
Thanks for the info. Do you mean the o rings on the male fittings? If so, I just got the OEM o rings from Triumph. I feel stupid ordering o rings from Triumph but I had a bunch of other stuff to order.
I definitely could have damaged the new o rings because I've had the tank off five times over the past day.
What size "Viton" o rings are you using? Where can I get them?
I bought the female fittings here for about $30 shipped (in US) for both:
I got the viton rings at Autozone but I had to purchase an assortment to get them.
The Buna N o rings in your new female fittings will eventually leak as they are not rated for gasoline. Triumph used Buna N in the original fittings, mine are now leaking when I uncouple them. Fortunately it takes a long time for them to deteriorate. They cannot be replaced.
Your last post said "no leaks when connected', did you mean that?
Phil - I just noticed we have the same year and color Speedy. Nice bike!
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