Wouldn't an EZout work to remove the broken plastic?is this the correct tap?
The metal plate does not need to be removed. However, if you have the tank off you may want to remove the metal plate (which is holding the fuel pump and filter) and replace the gasket and fuel filter. You can give the tank a good clean and flush too.Well, I'm joining the party as I just snapped the plastic female fitting (one of them anyway). I ordered metal replacements from the Fresh Water supplier mentioned above (actually found them doing a search).
Stupid question: Does the metal plate that new fittings screw into need to be removed before replacing these connectors?
Is there something else I should repair/replace in that area while I'm at it? (Metal male fittings are already present.)
Thanks to all who have contributed to this helpful thread!
In my case they seem to have fused and then torn when the valve was pushed open. Both rings, the one on the plastic valve, and the one that looked like it was a sealing seat, tore in the same area and are visibly flattened in those areas.We had the same problem with mine after 10 months of not having the full lines connected. Solved it by giving them a thin coat of silicon lube. Fixed it within a minute.
Ahh, I see that now. I didn't read/register the info closely. I also didn't realize that there's an o-ring in the female fitting. Guess I've been lucky.^ I think you are quoting the Male fitting o-ring (and info for that is directly in first post of this thread) - AHKS is looking for the one in the female valved fitting
Take the connector to a good autoparts place. Should take 2 minutes to find a proper sized o-ring in the correct material type. N-butyl or Viton.Hi.
Can I add to the UK situation?
Straight Hose Coupling 1/4in Coupling Body - Valved, Thread Mount, 1/4 in BSPT Male, Brass
from RS Components : RS Components | Industrial, electronic products & solutions , as of Sept 2020 they're £21.86 including VAT ( tax ).
- RS Stock No. 387-2511
- Mfr. Part No. LCD10004BSPT
- Brand Colder Products
Thanks to an earlier post, I've also bought a "plug tap" from www.tracytools.com ( based in Torquay ) for £7.20
I called them up, explained what it was for, they recommended the "plug tap", not the "second tap" ( something to do with different stages of tapping out? ).
I'm looking for a UK supplier of the o-rings for the male fuel connector on the fuel lines and will update if I find one.
They're £5 each from Triumph at the moment!