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Removing fuel line quick disconnect

Discussion in 'Chat & Tech Info' started by john zibell, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Adam Davis

    Adam Davis Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Complaints. Does it leak? Then there ya go......
     
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    Bacongrease Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Apparently, my difficulty was a bike parked for 5-6 yrs. So, just Using it some loosened it up , so a shot of WD-40 helps.
     
  3. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Carb cleaner would be better. WD 40 may expand plastic.
     
  4. DeadEye

    DeadEye GT Reference GT di Razza Pura

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    I also though of WD-40 was a lubricant but like the name says Duh! ( I’m duh - ing myself - i had not clue what it stood for ) Water Dispersant ;)
    If the seals were dry they would probably absorb anything - whether that’s good or bad in the case of WD-40 I have no idea... but it might chase any water moisture out of there.
     
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    Bacongrease Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    basically lube it, would help...
     
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    Bacongrease Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    does it ? ?
     
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    If all else fails, try baon grease! :devil:
     
  8. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Ran into that with an external fuel pump. WD40 can expand some plastics. Switched to carb cleaner and fuel pump started working.
     
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    DeadEye GT Reference GT di Razza Pura

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    I thought of going there, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it :rofl:!
     
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  10. Davy

    Davy Just got it firing!

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    Try petroleum jelly every time you re-assemble. It won't do anything nasty to seals or plastic and taking it apart next time will be easy.
     
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    6040howard Just got it firing!

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    Hi Tony, presume you have fitted new quick release valve? I had same problem, so in the end made up and fitted new petrol lines including extra 10 inch of petrol line from Tee joint to tank connector. This means I can suspend the tank well above the air box without when servicing and don't have to touch the petrol lines,tank connector or injectors. This dramatic solution was after my third tank connector broke! Can now advise how to make up new lines because after 13 weeks of waiting none arrived from Italy!
     
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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT di Razza Pura

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    Documented here and available with the SEARCH function...

    Ford part 1072003

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    Thank you Scott. I'm off to the Ford dealer after the weekend for a couple of spares for my two carcs.
    Any advice re the barbed washer that secures it in the bottom of the pump assembly?
    Just replaced the fuel filter on the G-11. Easy access and removal.
     
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    Good luck finding one at the local Ford dealer. I can't even find them online in North America. It's a European Ford part.
     
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    Nordicnorm Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Hope you are wrong, but......you are probably right.
    Let's see what the cat drags in.
     
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    It cracks me up a little how people call these a quick disconnect. They are quick connects. These are designed for people in factories, building vehicles. They are meant to go on quickly. The maintenance guy down the line, he isn't of much concern in this process.

    This applies to passenger vehicles fuel lines as well. Designed to quickly connect fuel lines, they don't care much how difficult it is to DISCONNECT
     
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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT di Razza Pura

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    The connector is simple and efficient to use.

    Just because one cannot use it correctly, does not make it a bad design.
     
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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT di Razza Pura

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    I checked. The connectors are still available from numerous places in the UK for about 9 pounds.

    I’ve written this before...

    You can get a UK mailbox forwarding service from myukmailbox.com and they will forward the part to you for a small fee. I’ve done it many times.
     
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    Doing it blind under the tank with one hand vs. in a demonstration video on a bench with two hands is not the same thing :p
     
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    Thank you Scott. As I am looking for spares for the future, that is a nice option (probably the only option). I haven't broken anything yet, and maybe never will, but it would sure leave me stranded (great excuse for multiple bikes!) When you understand how it works, and you depressurize the system, it is not hard to do it blindfolded under the tank, although two hands helps.
    BTW we have a reverse osmosis drinking water system in our kitchen, under the counter. It uses these connectors exclusively. A great source of "hands on" experience. Even here, depressurizing is the key, as stated by John Z in the original post.
     

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