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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Still having an issue with my petcock and it leaking at the rear diaphragm. Bought the tw200 but it's garbage and leaks horribly. Anyone had luck with any other gravity fed petcocks or tried any other vulcan family petcocks. I may try the 1500's and see if I have any luck. Any thoughts on fitment?
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The tw200 shouldn't leak... It's pretty straightforward. Lots of people had success with it.
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I bought one and even after we pm'd it still leaks like a mfer!
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Lots of people use the TW200 with no problem; it's a solid design.

I prefer the OEM style myself, mainly because I've never had an issue with vacuum driven petcocks, but there is no problems with the TW200 style either.

Did the TW200 valve have a rubber gasket? Did it potentially get unseated during install? Maybe add a washer or 2 on the screws in case they're bottoming out and not tightening the petcock all the way down?

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is the mating surface flush on the tank?
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I have heard there some el-cheapo chinese knockoffs of the TW200 that are just plain junk.

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This was just a piece of junk it sat flush on the tank and just poured thru the face I would prefer to just switch it with a oem gravity fed and get rid of the worries of the vacuum fed. I'm kind of funny one issue and I will never trust it...
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OEM was always Vacuum...even the ones with Prime, Off, and Run..
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I get that but I was thinking of trying an oem vulcan 1500??
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Or similar gravity fed as long as fitment is right.
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