Quick Disconnect Fuel line leaking!! Help

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by NYHarley, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

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    Ok, finally got my bike back together today, turned it on and the quick connect fuel line was leaking under the tank. It doesn't leak if it is disconnected but when I connect it, flows all over. I have reconnected it a bunch of times hoping it was not seated right, but still leaking. I hope I don't need a new fitting, I just got that tank all buttoned up (fuel pump assembly). If you guys know any fixes let me know, otherwise it looks like I am pulling the fuel pump again!
     
  2. Shifter

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    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Thanks!

    If everyone would spend just 5 minutes learning what's in the Self Help Tips section, they'd be amazed what's in there!
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Self Help Tips section.....where's that? :lolrolling:good
     
  5. NYHarley

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    I did do a quick search, but came up short. I was trying to search and post mobile, sometimes its a pain. Anyway, I went to the dealer and purchased a new check valve for the tank. The service manager said to make sure the o ring in the check valve was seated correctly before changing it. I did check it and spin it around with a hook pick, it improved but would still seep out very slightly. So I pulled the pump (again) and installed the new check valve. I guess the new quick disconnect Harley uses is a one time use part..... Thanks for the info and help, sorry I didn't search more throughly, I was in a rush while working.
     
  6. Shifter

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    Hey, no big deal! Glad you got it fixed. I have a friend who fixed his leak after searching all over town and the internet for a replacement o-ring for that application. I think he finally got one to work that wouldn't leak from a stash of ones we had at work. His bike was down for over a week while he looked! Good thing you were able to repair it yourself. I hear the parts/fix isn't cheap, dealer wise!
     
  7. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    We'll let it slide.....this time!!:p
     
  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could spend just 5 minutes in the tips section. I usually emerge an hour later after getting distracted by all the neat stuff.:bigsmiley30:
     
  9. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Thanks - you made my point for me!
     
  10. PanheadAndy

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    Just for everyone's info.If you call Harley they will tell you thats not a repairable part and you have to buy a new tank fitting.That is false.Inside the fitting are two o rings.The bottom one is the one that starts leaking.The top one rarely needs replacing as it just holds the barb inside the fitting.They can be purchased from McMaster.Just do a search for McMasterThe McMaster part number is -905.The o ring deminsions are inside .414 outside .558 with a thickness of .072 If your on the road and it starts leaking an emergency fix is to go to an auto parts store and get an o ring that just fits into the bore of the female tank fitting.Leave the old o ring in place and add the new o ring.Use the male part of the fitting to shove the new ring into place.It will hold til you can replace the factory o ring with the right one.When you replace the original o ring be very careful to get all of the old one out of the groove.