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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:24 pm 
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I have just fitted a second radiator drain plug which also leaks around the shaft. Anybody got a solution apart from fitting a bolt into the drain hole?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:01 pm 
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You could try running without coolant!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:28 am 
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Teflon Tape. m.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:21 pm 
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I assume that it is leaking out the cross shaft, not the thread or nozzle. If that's the case it will be very difficult to seal and retain the turn function. Then again you may have a latter day drain plug which is another matter. Bring it along on Saturday and I will have a look. P.S It's a weird thread so the bolt is not an easy one I think.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:34 pm 
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It is leaking from the operating shaft.
I have tried turning the tap on and off repeatedly to bed it in and it is better but still drips, now very slowly.
I could dismantle it, bed the mating surfaces with a compound, and try to reassemble it. But I shouldn't have to.
The more I see of Moss originated parts the less I like them.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:31 am 
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Unfortunately it is a petcock which uses 2 conical ground surfaces to seal, so if they are not compatible it will leak until lapped sufficiently.

I do not believe there is a short cut which is not more painful than fixing it properly.
Final lapping paste? tooth paste and pain.


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