Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol
Like Tree6Likes

Thread: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Member Beater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    456

    Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    I've got double petcock fuel taps on my vintage Yamaha...the left one has been giving trouble and today I was fiddling with it while on the move....changed its setting and suddenly fuel was leaking at quite a rate from the actual tap itself and was then 'wind sprayed' all over my DSSD on the same hand.

    The watch smells fantastic, but I washed it and it's old Zulu band in warm soap and water when I got home. It still smells like fuel. Mmmm

    Upon inspection my main concern was regarding the He valve...fuel getting and sitting in there...stoopid He valves. I won't touch the crown for a long while.

    Should i I soak the whole thing? I've got big Seiko suicide Pins holding the band on and I don't want to cut them out (only way to remove them). After heaps of strap trials I've spent a great time with the old five ring Zulu.

    Any other ideas re post petrol (that's gasoline) exposure...or is it all good?


    cheers all.
    Last edited by Beater; July 19th, 2015 at 14:54.

  2. #2
    Member I Like em BIG ! !'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    SW Idaho - US of A
    Posts
    6,291

    Re: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    Soak it in tomato juice with a good rinse after... guaranteed !
    "Time isn't the main thing. It is the only thing!" - Miles Davis

    I have found that some people just like to hear themselves typing.

    Friends don't let friends buy G-Schlocks.

    You think I'm condescending...?? Do you even know what that means... ??


    Every time God closes one door... I open a bottle of bourbon.

    ¹ I have learned that you have to put a smiley face or LOL behind anything just so people don't take you too seriously.

  3. #3
    Member Beater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    456

    Re: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    What about the dishwasher?..

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Tseg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    World Traveller
    Posts
    2,545

    Re: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    I would soak in soap/water solution. I would have concerns about gasoline impact to o-rings.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    6,852

    Re: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Tseg View Post
    I would soak in soap/water solution. I would have concerns about gasoline impact to o-rings.
    Why. Synthetic rubber used in o-rings and gaskets is formulated to resist many chemicals, including gasoline. There are o-rings everywhere in the fuel system, even on ethanol-based ones.
    Last edited by El @; July 19th, 2015 at 16:00.
    lvt likes this.

  7. #6
    Member Beater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    456

    Re: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Tseg View Post
    I would soak in soap/water solution. I would have concerns about gasoline impact to o-rings.
    Ive done this twice in warm water the last few hours, agitating the watch in the soapy water....I can say the amount of dirt and crap that leeched out of that old strap was astonishing...a bit like an Englishman having his weekly bath ;). A big rinse in warm water. The watch looks very buff now.
    busmatt likes this.

  8. #7
    Member sticky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    54,795

    Re: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Beater View Post
    Ive done this twice in warm water the last few hours, agitating the watch in the soapy water....I can say the amount of dirt and crap that leeched out of that old strap was astonishing...a bit like an Englishman having his weekly bath ;). A big rinse in warm water. The watch looks very buff now.

    Hey! There's no dirt leeches out of me when I have my weekly bath. Your watch should be fine as long as all the seals were screwed up tight.

  9. #8
    Administrator CMSgt Bo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    The Blue Ridge Mountains of NC
    Posts
    36,385

    Re: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    This is correct. Synthetic (Viton and alike) and Butyl rubber seals are impervious to most everything except Esters and Ketones; so soap, salt, gasoline, diesel fuel, and various solvents will not affect their performance.

  10. #9
    Member Medusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Juneau, Alaska
    Posts
    4,856

    Re: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    It will be o.k.

    I have done that many times with gasoline and diesel fuel with no problems to the watch itself. The watch will be fine, but you may never get the gas smell out of the zulu. I do this so often it is one of the reasons I wear metal bracelets.

    Name:  j05-oringsd1-gis_zpsuendafif.png
Views: 244
Size:  31.7 KB

    Name:  IMG_2565_zps6084a928.jpg
Views: 244
Size:  112.6 KB
    Last edited by Medusa; July 19th, 2015 at 21:03.
    lvt likes this.

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    714

    Re: Leaking Motorcycle Petcock Tap = Rolex DSSD doused in Petrol

    I wouldnt worry because you took care of it right away and besides that fuel evaporates quickly. The oring resistance to it only matters if you had your watch in contact with fuel all night for example.

    About the zulu you could try those product that are meant to be used by mechanics to clean their hands from chemicals and their smell. I dont know what you have available locally but you could enquire, there are a lot of options today and some might work well with the strap.
    Citizen Eco drive (CA4074-55A)
    Moscow classic night hunter (poljot 31681)
    Orient mako pepsi
    Casio ACL200 (25 years of service and counting)
    Some vintage manual wind orient i have yet to identify

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. WTT : ROLEX GMTIIC +CASH FOR ROLEX DSSD DEEPSEA
      By gpension in forum WTT - Trade Corner
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: May 20th, 2014, 21:57
    2. Replies: 49
      Last Post: February 21st, 2013, 10:21
    3. WTT: Rolex GMT IIC for Omega Ploprof 1200M or User Rolex DSSD
      By jiminpotomac in forum WTT - Trade Corner
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: February 5th, 2013, 20:19
    4. FSOT: ROLEX and Watch Books and Mags - INSIDE THE ROLEX FACTORY, THE HULK, THE DSSD
      By ncstate1201 in forum Watches - Books, Parts, Tools, Winders & other Accessories
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: July 14th, 2012, 21:05
    5. M series Rolex Daytona for Rolex DSSD
      By ttomczak in forum WTT - Trade Corner
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: July 14th, 2009, 06:40

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •