Vapalux Jet Cleaners

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  1. Fireexit1

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    There is much discussion of Tilly cocks on this site but far less on the topic of Vapalux jet cleaners.
    Ignoring the E41 (which I have not had the privelige of inspecting) I have noticed that there are two types - ones that go all the way round and those that do not. Some have removable fuel uptakes. Today while investigating a slight leak I noticed that the jet cleaner on Vapalux M1 (Non MOD) has a rubber seal inside it. The Jet cleaner on my 300X rattles about like a brick in a top hat. Both work well.
    Can anyone elighten me as to the different types and variations ?

    Chris
     
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    The Vapalux pricker controls which turn all the way around are the earlier ones and both types require gland nut washers/seals.
     
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    @JEFF JOHNSON - Sorry Jeff. I should have been more explicit. The seal I saw in this one is inside the body "inline" with the vapouriser- not the gland seal.
    cheers
    Chris
     
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    Hello Chris, no worries and some images would help.
     
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    Jet cleaner on my M1 - you can just about make out the rubber seal inside the body. I noticed it because it "clicks" as the pad goes past it. Lamp works fine.
    jet (2).jpg

    jet1.jpg
     
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    The lamp may work fine but that seal doesn't belong there. Only the person responsible for putting it there will know the reason why.
     
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    Hello Chris, Henry is correct and your images cleared up the confusion.
     
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    I had an inkling that this might be the case. I shall see about removal ! Thanks fellows
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