VeloSolex 4600 leaking fuel line

Hi, restoring a 4600, put gas in the tank and it's leaking around the fuel line at the bottom of tank, is there a fix?

Cheers

Tim

Re: VeloSolex 4600 leaking fuel line

well theres a few possibilities.

1. most common is the leak at the seam which runs down the middle of the tank and appears to drip from the bottom. New tank as all attempts that ive tried fail.

2. someones messed with it and overtorque the 9mm holding nut and it stripped the plastic hole.

Again, new tank

3. I exactly forget whats inside but theres a filter down there, and tge fuel line attaches like a brake line. Maybe the sealing surface is jacked or a gasket is missing. Only way to tell is to pull it apart, keep an eye out for those glass balls...

Re: VeloSolex 4600 leaking fuel line

4. it could be leaking from the pump side connection and running along the bottom of the hard fuel line.

Re: VeloSolex 4600 leaking fuel line

The problem was a missing fuel tank filter, it must act as a gasket for the line

Re: VeloSolex 4600 leaking fuel line

^glad you figured it out.

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