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Old 08-10-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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The petcock on my 06 is not working ...It will not shut the gas off and the reserve doesn't work (ran out of gas today) What do you think I should do just replace it with old school petcock(non-vacuum) or is a diaphragm rebuild in order.
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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The petcock on my 06 is not working ...It will not shut the gas off and the reserve doesn't work (ran out of gas today) What do you think I should do just replace it with old school petcock(non-vacuum) or is a diaphragm rebuild in order.
Yes, a rebuild is very easy. Have you checked to make sure the vacuum is ooperating. Easy to bypass that too. Take it off, apart and have a look (after the tank is drained...)
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:26 PM   #3
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As long as your carburetor is working properly, specifically the float valve, I'd install a manual petcock. When I switched to an IMS tank, I switched to a manual petcock at the same time. You can buy the manual cock from Eagle Mike or buy it directly from a dealer. It's a Yamaha ATV part, part number 5LP-24500-01-00. When it's all said and done, it's about the same price from Eagle Mike shipped as it is from a dealer. The pickup tubes are a bit lower on the manual petcock, so you won't have as much reserve, but you'll be able to suck almost all of the fuel out of the tank (at least on the left side).
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
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As long as your carburetor is working properly, specifically the float valve, I'd install a manual petcock. When I switched to an IMS tank, I switched to a manual petcock at the same time. You can buy the manual cock from Eagle Mike or buy it directly from a dealer. It's a Yamaha ATV part, part number 5LP-24500-01-00. When it's all said and done, it's about the same price from Eagle Mike shipped as it is from a dealer. The pickup tubes are a bit lower on the manual petcock, so you won't have as much reserve, but you'll be able to suck almost all of the fuel out of the tank (at least on the left side).
Agreed.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:35 AM   #5
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The petcock on my 06 is not working ...It will not shut the gas off and the reserve doesn't work (ran out of gas today) What do you think I should do just replace it with old school petcock(non-vacuum) or is a diaphragm rebuild in order.
After fighting vacuum issues and rebuilding my petcock twice, I got pissed off and scrapped the whole damn thing; best move I ever made. That damn petcock was a continuous source of problems (at least for me), and since scrapping the damn thing, I haven't had a single issue whatsoever.
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