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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-04-2019, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Leak from dry break connector

Pulled my tank off today--about time, I've had my S3 for 3 days already--and when I disconnected the lower fuel hose from the dry break, a small stream of gas continued to come out of it. No leak when I reconnect the hose to it. Is this probably a broken dry break connector? Don't want to throw money at it if there are other reason for it not to shut off completely when the hose is pulled.
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https://www.triumphrat.net/daytona-d...placement.html

Yes, it will only be an issue when you are doing maintenance and have to disconnect that hose.
If it starts leaking while connected it would be the o-ring* on the male hose connector
(which often happens - those o-rings are very easy to nick during re-install - put some vaseline on them and depress the latch to insert rather than just clicking them in)

*Unless the fitting itself fracture - honestly this is an event waiting to happen - the OEM nylon ones get very brittle after the years and if you look at it wrong it will snap off) as indeed it will when you go to remove it )
Given it's already leaking anyway, I would suggest this would be a good project to schedule and just install the metal ones.
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DE--whatever you aren't being paid to moderate this forum should be doubled. Thanks again for the quick reply and good advice. Shopping for the metal ones now.
Found them on ebay for less than the plastic oem ones. They wanted 31 a piece, I offered 40 for 2 of them. Stock ones are 33 each.

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Just be sure the Ebay ones are BSPT - often you will see NPT ones that look virtually identical (and the thread is not hugely different - but enough)

If they paid me double, I still wouldn't have enough to buy the water that goes to make a cup of coffee
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p.s. only $13 ea at FreshWaterSystems (see thread) - add shipping but doubt if it would be $14 ........
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The manufacturer is CPC. https://www.ebay.com/itm/18330988538...torefresh=true
I went with ebay, 2 for $50 incl. shipping. Just about the same as getting them from quickcouplings, which were $18 each plus 11 bucks shipping. I've read I should use RTV on the threads when installing?

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So I tried the hot screwdriver method, but whatever they used on those nylon threads is strong stuff. Here's where I'm at now. USPS lost the package with the break connectors, says it was delivered but not here, so I probably have some time to get these the remnants of those connectors out. I'm guessing getting the right tap would be my next step.
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.... I've read I should use RTV on the threads when installing?
Not sure where you read that!
You can use a proper gasoline-resistant thread locker, but PTFE tape is my choice.

Have you tried an EZ-out?
Even if you get a Tap, you're going to have to get a LOT more material out before you can use it
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The easy out didn't move them, so I took a soldering iron and melted as much of the plastic as I could. Now I'm ordering a 1/4" bsp die, but want to make sure it is the right one. Will this do the trick?
https://www.amazon.com/IRWIN-1912ZR-...gateway&sr=8-3
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Yup that looks like the right one
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