Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

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Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Arbian » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:33 am

The fuel connector (looks similar to the Suzuki type) on a Kingfisher I have acquired is leaking profusely! Is there any way to repair this? I assume the connectors are no longer available?

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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Charles uk » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:42 am

Are you sure you have a matching pair of connectors?

I use them all the time & never have had a problem until I tried a female end that was slightly too big, which allowed air into the pump side.
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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Arbian » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:43 am

I don't know as that is how it came but although it is not a tight fit, it does not seem far off the mark. Outside diameter of male spigot attached to motor is approx. 10.95mm and inside diameter of female is approx. 11mm so I think probably a match? I tried a female connector from a small tohatsu and it was way bigger, such that I could push it over spigot without even sliding back the collar. The fuel line has been cut and joined in middle … I am guessing someone had a filter on the line at some point and then removed it. I screwed out the spigot to see if I could replace both with the Tohatsu type but it was a different (flat topped … excuse the engineering ignorance) thread on the QB.

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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Arbian » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:44 am

P.S. Motor runs even at idle just petrol is dripping from connector and fairly quickly.

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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Nudge » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:22 am

Got a pic of the offending parts?
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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Arbian » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:43 pm

Here are photos … any ideas?
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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Arbian » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:48 pm

.. and this one
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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Charles uk » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:42 pm

Are you using an external fuel tank or just the plastic one on top of the power head?

If the answer is "I'm not using a remote tank" then fit a new fuel pipe from the fuel tap to the fuel pump & miss out both of these fuel fittings, if you need to use a remote tank then your going to have to replace both of the tired fittings with whatever will fit the thread in the remote fuel block.
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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Arbian » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:46 am

Does anyone know what this 'flat topped' on the male spigot is and whether there are any off the shelf replacements / whether it can be tapped to fit?

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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Charles uk » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:22 pm

It's a BSP thread & from memory I think 1/4" BSP, did you replace the "O" ring on the male connector?

You can connect, direct from the power head tank to the fuel pump!
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Re: Pumped Kingfisher connector leaking

Postby Arbian » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:46 pm

The male connector actually seemed to be 1/4 BSPT and I could get a BSPT to NPT brass adapter but still needed to run a BSPT tap into alu block … anyhow got a tohatsu connector set and all now tickety boo with no leak. Will try it on a remote tank at weekend.
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