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Honda lawnmower: identify a component

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04-20-17, 09:26 AM   #1  
Honda lawnmower: identify a component

Honda HRB215 mower: fuel leaks from the part at the blue circle. What's the name of that part, and can I put a new gasket in it to fix the fuel leak?


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04-20-17, 10:25 AM   #2  
As far as I can see.... that petcock is replaced as one unit. It's not serviceable.

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04-20-17, 10:33 AM   #3  
Hey, if it's got screws or bolts holding it together, in my mind it's serviceable. Maybe not with factory parts or anything, but unless something inside has catastrophically failed (like a membrane or mechanical part), I'll try to fix it.

I just fixed a $7 tape measure with some epoxy and an unclenched pop-rivet. Only took about 3 hrs (not counting epoxy cure time), and I had to re-wind it twice, but it's fixed!

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04-20-17, 10:56 AM   #4  
I agree and would open it up and replace the O-ring that probably is the problem.

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04-20-17, 10:59 AM   #5  
Thanks for the ID, Pete. I wonder if the leak is actually from that yellow-colored plunger deal, rather than from a gasket between the two halves of that unit.

This mower doesn't have a typical twist petcock (that I can find). Is this connected to the throttle for the user to shut off the flow of fuel?

Vic, your 3-hour fix for a $7 part sounds like every project I've ever started!

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04-20-17, 11:11 AM   #6  
Thanks, Cheese- o-ring sounds easy and I have some on hand at the house. I'll take a shot and let y'all know!

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