Gas leak. A problem?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by openscreen, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. openscreen

    openscreen Member

    Due to a faulty petcock, between one and two quarts of gas leaed into the engine. Is this something i should be worried about?

    This is my first build. Attached are a couple of pics.
     

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  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    If that much leaked in...yes! I'd remove the plug, ground the plug terminal and ride it like you were going to start it. Let sit for a few hours (evaporate remaining fuel in crankcase) then put it back together. Fix your problem first. Or if you have a air hose, place piston at bottom of the cylinder and spray air into the spark plug hole.
     
  3. FelipeCobu

    FelipeCobu Member

    Such a nice bike!

    I had the very same problem and just purchased a brass petcock, hope it solves.

    Felipe Cobu
     
  4. openscreen

    openscreen Member

    Thanks, Al.Fisherman and FelipeCobu, for the info. I took the plug out last night. Hopefully that takes care of any problems. I once heard that too much gas in the crankcase will thin out the grease, harming the engine. Anything to this?

    FelipeCobu, where did you buy a petcock with metric threads?
     
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
  6. openscreen

    openscreen Member

    Dave, thanks for the compliment on my ride. Pipe threads...hmmm, that makes life easier.
     
  7. openscreen

    openscreen Member

    Felipe Cobu, thanks for your compliment on my bike.
     
  8. openscreen

    openscreen Member

    hi, Al.Fisherman. Weird, I got your reply as an email but not as part of the thread. Not necessarily a different answer. I am trying to get as much info as possible. Again, thanks for your help.
     
  9. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    I posted then deleted... I don't think the fitting in the fuel tank is US, I think it's metric. I had a issue with one and if I remember correctly it is metric. I'll take a tank when I go to Lowe's later today.
     
  10. openscreen

    openscreen Member

    it's ALIVE!! Thanks, Al.Fishherman, for your help. Started up on the first try. And thanks to everyone for the advice about petcocks.
     
  11. FelipeCobu

    FelipeCobu Member

    I found I supplier here in Brazil at Rio de Janeiro, they have a better petcock.
     
  12. openscreen

    openscreen Member

    thanks,Felipe, do you know if they export?
     
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