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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2008, 3:59 am Thread Starter
 
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Rookie question about fuel quick disconnects

As I stated on an earlier post, I had the QD failure problem today. I had time to buy new replacements from the local dealer. Expensive but, so what if they work and are the best, right? Well, I'm researching a couple of aspects about the clamps and finding very good answers (Thank You very much) but am wondering if what I have is the best. I hear about new metal replacements and that's what I thought I bought from the dealer (did I mention very expensive?) but I'd like your feedback to make sure I'm putting the best solution onto the machine my life is depending upon. Attached is a photo of what I bought (hopefully - remember, rookie here) and one side is indeed metal but the fuel side is still plastic. Is that what you all would expect? Did I do right? As always, your feedback is appreciated.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2008, 8:28 am
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thay look fine

the part that fails is the male side, and the solution looks good. i, however, replaced the whole male and female with the aftermarket omega qd's. they were around $75 for 2 males and 2 females. i bet u never have another problem with them. good luck.
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You should be fine mechanically as Bill said, it's the male end (always on the pressure or feed side) is the one that breaks. But at $99.16 (according to your other post) for :
2) metal male QD.s & 2) plastic female QD.s. I think you paid an awful lot of money!

Did you get a lot of fuel staining on the motor?

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You should be fine mechanically as Bill said, it's the male end (always on the pressure or feed side) is the one that breaks. But at $99.16 (according to your other post) for :
2) metal male QD.s & 2) plastic female QD.s. I think you paid an awful lot of money!

Did you get a lot of fuel staining on the motor?
Thanks to both of you and all others putting good stuff up here. I had some staining, photo attached (off phone so limited quaility). Not a huge amount and I hadn't cleaned it up yet. I'm about to head out and buy some stainless worm gear style hose clamps. I started the job last night and of course I had 3 small clamps and needed 4.
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Pick up "fuel injection" rated hose clamps. They have an inner band that doesn't chew up the fuel line, about $1.00 ea. @ NAPA. Oh, and be careful putting them on. You don't want the "screw" rubbing on the tank, the other hose or the plastic!!

Pretty bad stain. I got most of mine off with Simple Green using a toilet brush and waxed over it. Couldn't get it all off.

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A quick follow up, I got the NAPA fuel injector clamps, 1/4 " is the appropriate size. Heeding advice about watching the screws, I put some shrink tube on the end of the screws so no metal would be exposed from them to rub on tubes or engine parts. Photo attached. This might be a little anal but engine mechanics is not my forte'. I'm more comfortable directing and manipulating electrons. BTW, I used my soldering iron to shrink the tube and not an open flame.

Thanks again for the advice.
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In the photo above, the disconnects both seem to have been installed the same way round.
Should one not be reversed?

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In the photo above, the disconnects both seem to have been installed the same way round.
Should one not be reversed?
Absolutely! That way you don't chance mixing them up.

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In the photo above, the disconnects both seem to have been installed the same way round.
Should one not be reversed?
I'm sure Grifscoots knows more than I do and I thought I duplicated what I pulled off but I've been known to make a mistake once before

Next time the fairing is off, I'll reverse one - makes sense.

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so how do we get rid of the fuel stains? Any ideas? I have tried rubbing compound, degreaser, everything
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