Having traced the leak on my newly rebuilt PT to a leak out the Emergency release valve, I am now curious to know if I just hit the unlucky "Friday afternoon and it escaped quality control" moulding, or if this is possibly the biggest rip - off ever.
When I got it (Proper Merc branded OEM valve in sealed packaging) it was one of the worst mouldings I've seen for a long time (Christmas cracker toy quality with regard to the split line). I had to spend 10 mins filing the split line clean, and cleaning out the "dams" from the o- ring grooves. Turns out I missed the tiniest bit on the outer wall of the outer groove, hence the O- ring was damaged as it was screwed in, & the resulting leak. When I took it back out I took the digi calipers to it out of curiosity - it's not even round! It's screaming years of lack of tooling maintenance.
So, has anyone replaced their emergency release valve recently? Are all the mouldings as bad quality or was I just unlucky? £70 odd is a joke for that sort of quality. £7 would still make it a feature on the comedy channel.....