petcock question

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Benmedley, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Benmedley

    Benmedley Member

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    What are the signs that a vacuum operated fuel valve is bad? And is is better to replace it with a stock one,an aftermarket vacuum operated one,or a high-flow non-vacuum one? Thanks,Ben.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Usually fuel starvation is an indication or leakage.

    Best to go with manual Pingle if you are replacing it.

    Pingel Fuel Valves
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    And remember to plug the vacume pipe if you replace the petcock with a standard one
    Cut it short and fit a self tapping screw in the end of the pipe

    Brian
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I would go with The Pingel, they have been making good products for years. To my knowledge there is no way of repairing the vacum petcock
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    ABSOLUTELY!!

    They are great, and you can get the configuration you want.

    TQ
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Pingel for sure. However, if you are the type that doesnt turn off your petcock every time you stop. You may want to start. The stock one needs vacuum to operate. The pingel doesn't and should you develop a leak or if you are carbed, a piece of trash in the float vale could cause a fuel dump.
    Having said all of that, it is a great habit to shut off fuel every time not matter the petcock.

    Bodeen