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Old 06 June 2018, 14:35   #1
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Yamaha fuel connector pins sticking

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Does anybody have any tios for stopping the pin sticking in yamaha fuel connectors? I have two 25 litre tanks and the pins are sticking on both causing fuel to leak when they are disconnected unless the pins are pulled up with pliers. I tried WD40 but it doesn't seem to help much. Also, is the only fix to change the entire fuel pickup as it seems to only come as one piece (at about 18 each).
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Old 07 June 2018, 09:49   #2
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Maybe you could soak them in a fuel additive designed to dissolve fuel gumming? Probably not much cheaper than renewing.....
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Old 07 June 2018, 09:57   #3
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Yes, thanks Striker. I'm going to renew them both but I suspect the new ones will eventually go the same way. Another thing to add to my 'check regularly' list ! To be fair they have both sat for quite a few months without use so probably gunked up over winter.
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Order a pair of cover caps, they are standard fitment on latest 4/5/6 hp. Part number 6bx-2476u-00. They should cost about 5 from any yamaha dealer
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Thanks Davie. For that price it's worth trying.
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