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Haven't heard of this on TT before...Watch out!!

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I went to pull the tank while ago to do my plug swap, and the fuel line was stuck on the petcock fitting. I gripped the hose gently with a pair of pliers and twisted just a little bit to break it loose......and the WHOLE BRASS FITTING came out of the bottom of the petcock, along with the hose. This surprised me as I have removed stuck hoses that way forever.

After separating the hose and the brass fitting, I tapped it back into place using a piece of leather and a screwdriver handle. No leaks, runs fine, but I don't know if I tore anything up or not.......Does anyone else know? I also rubbed a tiny bit of cup grease on the fitting so maybe it won't happen again. This was a new one on me, so I thought I'd share.....

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happens all the time.you did fine.

Burned, Somehow, Sometime, one of these days I'm gonna do something to help YOU out 😢😢 ....Thanks for being there, man. 😢

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I've always been disconnecting that hose on the carb side. I hope that fitting is sturdier than the tank fitting.

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Happens all the time. Mostly with pot metal (cast zinc) fittings. I usually use a drop of Loctite when I put the brass back in, but as long as it dose not leak you are fine. A better technique is to push the hose off rather than pull it off. Even doing that, the brass sometimes comes out especially on old stuff.

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Agree about pushing the hose off. Its like a chinese finger trap. If you pull it the tube stretches and gets thinner/tighter. If you push it it gets fatter/looser and comes off much easier.

In my experiance anyways.

Happens all the time. Mostly with pot metal (cast zinc) fittings. I usually use a drop of Loctite when I put the brass back in, but as long as it dose not leak you are fine. A better technique is to push the hose off rather than pull it off. Even doing that, the brass sometimes comes out especially on old stuff.

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