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Jason (SW OR)    Posted 06-18-2019 at 22:45:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hi folks... Ford 8N owner here.

    I am hoping to hear a consistent response without creating a flame war.

    I have purchased two fuel sediment shutoff/bowl assemblies in the last year or so. Both of them are leaking fuel around the seal where the glass bowl meets the die cast aluminum body. One of them leaked far worse than the other, which is still leaking too much for comfort.

    My father and I have tried many different means to get these new units to not leak where the bowl meets the body but they are just not cooperating. Both of the units we have purchased came from overseas. One from China, the other from India. We are tired of fighting this out and would love to hear your choice for these sediment shutoff bowl assemblies.

    When you need to order one of these, and you want it to work the first time, what would you choose? Is there an option that is a slam dunk? Something that is iron clad, high quality, a sure fire performer?

    My father is trying the o enjoy this project and I am hoping that we can get something certain to boost morale.

    Thanks for your suggestions, always glad to hear from you and respect your input. I donít want to disclose where we both the last couple to avoid causing disruption, so please donít ask.

    I hope youíre all doing really well, the engines are all turning over and firing quickly and good times are had in the seat of your favorite Ford N tractor...

    Take care guys!

    Jason (Bandon, Oregon area)

    Dick Pirkey    Posted 06-22-2019 at 21:45:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Use pipe compound on all connections and let cure 7 days before turning on the gas.

    duey    Posted 06-19-2019 at 10:59:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The thought occurred that the glass bowls may not be made all that FLAT.... and while it can be a bit tedious, a flat piece of steel,a sheet of 320 Wet/Dry sandpaper WILL flatten it out....

    Might be worth a try... a crooked bowl is not your friend..

    Jason (SW OR)    Posted 06-19-2019 at 11:08:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You know, Duey, we were thinking the same thing! The bowl on the one seemed to be out of shape. Not oval as viewed from above, but one portion of the bowl height seemed a slight bit more proud. Odd, isn't it? Hard to believe that would be possible. I will check it with calipers, see what I can find out. Thanks!

    Jason (Bandon, Oregon area)

    Jason (SW OR)    Posted 06-19-2019 at 07:45:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Wondering if this is a good replacement product any of you have experience with, also is the short brass fitting shown protruding with an elbow a shut off or just somepiece of brass to connect a line to?

    Please see link below and thank you again. I will surely be getting cork gaskets in the mail. Our local NAPA claims they have no idea how to order them in house.

    Jason (Bandon, Oregon area)

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 06-19-2019 at 10:41:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The 8N that I bought had that same assembly on it. The bowl is plastic and you cannot repair them when the rubber seals on the valve shaft wear out. I bought a replacement from Just 8N's last year, and used some Gasoila E-seal pipe thread sealant on the threads to the tank. So far, so good. I prefer the cork to the neoprene gasket, but that's just me.

    Jason (SW OR)    Posted 06-19-2019 at 11:15:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Looks like the Just8N product is the run away vote taker right now. I'll likely pick that up with some cork gaskets and we'll see if we can scavenge anyhting off this current one to have anything for the future. We have some Permatex non hardening #2 black we could throw on the threads into the tank, I suppose - though we have not seen any leakage from there yet.

    Thanks Frank!

    Jason (Bandon, Oregon area)

    Dave H    Posted 06-19-2019 at 07:37:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I would take a peak at Just8N. I bought some from them and still have "some" still in the spare parts drawer as the first one I put on must have been eons ago.

    Rustyal    Posted 06-19-2019 at 07:21:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Try a cork gasket. Make sure everything is centered. Hand tighten. Very good. Place a drop of locktite on the screw for on/off knob. Or the knob will unscrew. Almost all parts are made in the Far East. I purchased parts a few months ago from a reputable parts house. They may have worked with a little modification. Found a use part made in Canada instead.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 06-19-2019 at 13:18:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A drop of locktite is the more professional solution to the knob falling off and getting lost. I didn't have any handy when faced with the same problem, so I used a pair of pliers to mess with a couple threads about half-way on the screw. Flattened the threads just enough that I could feel the bad spot engage as the screw went in. That homemade "locking" screw has been in there for many years now.
    KL

    Jason (SW OR)    Posted 06-19-2019 at 07:33:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the tip! Can you tell me where you purchased that Canadian example? Was it on eBay, or somewhere else?

    Have a great day now!

    Jason (Bandon, Oregon area)

    Rustyal    Posted 06-19-2019 at 14:43:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It was on a tractor I allready had. Hard to find.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 06-19-2019 at 06:43:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I gave up trying to find a replacement and rebuilt the old. I actually lost the bowl on my 860 so bought a complete new unit. Ended up putting the new bowl on the old unit to get a non-leaker.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 06-19-2019 at 06:23:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have had good luck using a cork gasket. Assuming everything is nice and clean, soak the new gasket in gas for about an hour then assemble it. Do not over tighten.

    Jason (SW OR)    Posted 06-19-2019 at 07:32:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Excellent to see suggestions this morning, thank you!

    Please tell me, is there a better cork option than this one, for example?

    https://www.amazon.com/Tisco-2NAA916061-Screen-and-Gasket/dp/B00TD8PVA4#customerReviews

    Jason (Bandon, Oregon area)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 06-19-2019 at 11:14:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sediment bowl neoprene gaskets
    NAPA/Balkamp "O-ring" p/n 730-9506

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