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 Posted: 07-06-2006 05:21 am
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Mark Rosenbaum wrote: ...the plugs are held in both by friction from the o-rings and by integral plastic fingers that press against the top of the bore into which they fit.  ...
Agreed.  But the fingers can get weak over time.
After putting out an engine bay fire in my car* I found that it was not the infamous fuel tee but rather the float bowl plugs leaking onto the starter.  They were easily removable by just reaching under the carbs and pulling them by hand.
I replaced both the o-rings and the plugs.  It’s never a bad idea to replace plastic parts that live in a bath of gasoline.  They’re cheap too.
*Luckily I caught it quick and only a couple parts needed to be replaced.

Last edited on 07-06-2006 03:29 pm by pc