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61FLHPAN To cotton


Post by 61FLHPan » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:45 pm

gos out to cotton i made a leak tester for carb. man. it worked great put new Oring on puting carb. ontoday,I had one leak the air was coming out of the spark plug hole rear head i tork it down and still came air i didn't see any cracks in might have abad plug did anybody every have this problem thanks you

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Post by 51Hog » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:34 pm

Pull the plug and look at the head with good light and a magnifying glass.
I have had plugs that leak past the porcelain.
Be careful and don,t over tighten the plugs trying to seal them.
I use one hand at the head of the wrench. I can feel the new washer crush, then feel the plug tighten. I am guessing that my plugs torque to 7-10 lbs. They do not leak. Anti-seize is prudent but don't get any on or near the end of the plug.
Throw some new plugs at it---they are cheap and you will have new crush washers.

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Re: 61FLHPAN To cotton


Post by Ohio-Rider » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:05 pm

This may be a silly question for you, but, did you make sure that the valves where closed before doing your test? :?

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