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Think I screwed myself , I changed out the one side on both fuel lines with the updated version from MAX BMW. Now I am sporadically leaking fuel from that side. Its as though the seal is hit or miss.
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Did you lightly oil the o-ring before you coupled them together? If not, it may have been damaged. If you need some let me know as I have a bag of them and I'll drop some in the mail.
 

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You know, now that I think of it, no. However, I think to be consistent, I'm going to the mc shop tomorrow and get the other set and installed. I did read that everytime you dis/re connect, you are supposed to change the o ring. I'll get a bag, thanks.
Do you believe the two are compatible, the old connection and the updated?
 

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They should all work together well. I still use a plastic male to drain the tank plugging it into the metal female. I have not changed the o-rings since I put them on five years ago but I do oil them and try to insert as straight as possible. Also make sure the release lever is locked in the open postion when inserting or you can tear an o-ring.
 

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Your hose clamp may be leaking. I had one that leaked until it pressurized. The hose was slipping on the barb and it would leak for about a 1/2 second sometimes. Also, I use white lithium grease on my o-rings. Makes assembly much easier.
 

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deanwoolsey said:
Your hose clamp may be leaking. I had one that leaked until it pressurized. The hose was slipping on the barb and it would leak for about a 1/2 second sometimes. Also, I use white lithium grease on my o-rings. Makes assembly much easier.
Since there is no filtering down stream I am not sure what effect a glob of WL will have on a fuel injector. That is why I advise a light oiling of the o-ring as eliminates the potential for clogging.
 

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O-Rings... Exactly why I use the Jiffy Tite connectors...

They don't have any.......


John
 

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You probably already know and others might chime in. But if the qd are leaking straight on the hot engine I would advise riding that bike.

Amish.
 

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JPSpen said:
O-Rings... Exactly why I use the Jiffy Tite connectors...

They don't have any.......


John
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You probably already know and others might chime in. But if the qd are leaking straight on the hot engine I would advise riding that bike.

Amish.
Either you really do not like Tom, or you meant to say I would advise NOT riding that bike.

Just sayin'
 

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Either you really do not like Tom, or you meant to say I would advise NOT riding that bike.

Just sayin'
Errr. I will not post to the forums at midnight next time :) I advice NOT to ride the bike.
 

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Well crap.........:( Guess I gotta stop beliving what I read on these interweb thingies..


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