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    General

    Hi Guys, hope all are well, joined the forum a few months ago but haven't posted, l bought my bike zrx1200r 2006,8500 miles few mods bloke l got it off had done 1000 miles in last 5 years been meaning to get one for ages, , l have been reading your comments "thank you " so l checked the petcock only to find it was dripping in the on/res position in the prime it flowed freely.,So yesterday l sent off for the O rings they arrived today royal mail, inside of tank and tap were clean nothing on filter, old O rings looked ok have stretched the spring slightly 1or2ml if any .will test with petrol in morning. The oil level is the same as when l changed it a week ago done about 40 miles on it, should I change it as a precaution, will try to send picture but somehow l lost all the text, l am not very good at this, regards

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    Re: General

    Did you maintenance check the petcock or you had any symptoms?
    Polish onslaught

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    Re: General

    If you have already stripped it, do use the new seals. the old ones will have become flattened where they were fitted.

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    Re: General

    If you have had no petrol in the oil then it will be fine.

    You must remember that even with an unserviceable O ring in the tap, it still shouldn't pass through the carbs if the float valve are working correctly.
    What Goes Around..........!!!

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    Re: General

    Quote Originally Posted by WJ-Polish Guy View Post
    Did you maintenance check the petcock or you had any symptoms?
    Earth to Streety, are you there? I think we need to put you on time-lapse

    Anyway, to continue monologue , it is usually hard to detect small amounts of fuel in oil. But if you had no other symptoms usually associated with leaking petcock and you swear by oil level remaining unchanged perhaps you can keep it.

    On the other hand , in my reality oil is dirt cheap, if I had any doubts I would change it.
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    Re: General

    It was a maintenance check due to to the comments l have read on this forum, regards

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    Re: General

    Thank you, oil level remains the same, but I swear it smells of petrol

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    Re: General

    Quote Originally Posted by Streety View Post
    It was a maintenance check due to to the comments l have read on this forum, regards
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    Re: General

    Quote Originally Posted by Streety View Post
    Thank you, oil level remains the same, but I swear it smells of petrol
    When in doubt change it...
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    Re: General

    Hi Hoot,have stripped it fitted new seals used original diaphragm, no longer leaks l particularly noticed that where tap joined the tank,thanks for reply.the flattening l mean

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