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Old 05-18-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Sediment bowl/fuel shut off leaking

My sediment bowl is leaking from the shut off valve. Is there a seal inside it that I can replace or do I just need to get a new one?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sediment bowl/fuel shut off leaking

If it is like most all of them there is a small nut that can be snugged up at the base of the stem. Just a little will do ya.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sediment bowl/fuel shut off leaking

Yes... you can most likely (hopefully?) just snug up the nut on the bail, at the bottom of the bowl. However... there IS a 'gasket' in there. Most common is a cork gasket, but... I have seen (or at least heard of) a neoprene O-ring being used, as well...

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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No its not the bowl that leaks, sorry for the confusion. I have a new gasket and screen in that part but the problem is the shut off is leaking right out of where the valve that the knob is on goes into it. I was gonna take the knob off and try to unscrew the valve out to see if there was anything in there to be replaced but I figured I'd ask here first.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:27 PM   #5
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Default Re: Sediment bowl/fuel shut off leaking

as was said there is a packing nut that can be snugged around the stem SOMETIMES
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Sediment bowl/fuel shut off leaking

I have some faucet packing( looks like graphite coated string) I've had pretty good luck stopping leaking shut offs with it. I dont know if you can still get it or not but it may be worth checking out a local hardware store. I've had mine for years.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: Sediment bowl/fuel shut off leaking

Mine leaks only when turned all the way out..So I don't turn it all the way out!!
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #8
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Default Re: Sediment bowl/fuel shut off leaking

a buena N oring back there can help if you don't find the packing string.

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Default Re: Sediment bowl/fuel shut off leaking

I picked up a new one last night since the in tank screen is missing anyway. Once I get the old one off I'll take it apart and see what I can do to fix it up for a spare.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:49 PM   #10
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Default Re: Sediment bowl/fuel shut off leaking

you can really fix it up by soldering on a new screen to it.

many places sell brass or bronze strainer screen. that and some flux and solder.. or heck.. jb weld and you are good to go.

I've saved up old strainer taps till I get about 6 of them and do them all at once with a new oring and new screen I make / sodler up..e tc.

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