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I just got my nut from yellow blur yesterday and it is true: a work of art. Very well done and, of course, it is a perfect replacement. Thank you Ron!
I am one happy camper :D
 

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Thanks Everyone....

I appreciate the offer for help Blur, and it sounds like you helped alot of people with their issues. My bike was already apart at the dealer when you made your offer so i decided to just wait out the part. It took a month to get it from Italy and the overall job, including new tires, oil change, fluids, fuel lines and assorted other bits came to $1,200. It looks like the part itself was $200. Again, according to my dealer (Jack Trebour) the part itself was defective and not just the nut. All things considered, it seemed best to just trust their word.

This board is great and its members are a real community, thanks again.

Phil
 

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No worries Montrider, as long as it worked out for you and you’re happy, that’s all that really matters. Sorry I couldn’t help with a more cost effective approach, but like you say, it helped many others, so the post was certainly beneficial. Now, if I could find others that need just the nut (not to wish a cracked fuel sender nut on anyone - ;)), but I still have about 34 left, so guys, check for leaks or plastic nuts (only a matter of time) and if you need one and feel so inclined, Please PM me and I’ll get one out to you ASAP, usually the same day. Most likely won’t be making anymore when these are gone.

Again, thanks to all that purchased one and I am happy (and fortunate) I was in a position to be able do this and help out. Makes it all worth while!!:cool::cool:

Enjoy !!
 

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+++1 on Yellow Blur's replacment sender nuts.. All I can say is to check them. I can also say from an engineering standpoint if you have one of these it WILL crack and leak. Its up to you, but remember it sitting above the vetiical cylinder and exhaust.

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Thanks Yellow Blur, I received my improve fuel sender nut yesterday afternoon, it looks great.

Fuel leaks are for rookies!
 

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qc o-rings

I was going to order some qc o-rings from a website i found on another forum. They are cheap enough at http://www.mcmaster.com/#9464k16/=38qzju but only come in bags of 100. I don't need 100, figure i will keep 10 and that gives me 5 chances to mess up on each qc. That leaves me with 90 so if anybody would like some qc o-rings just pm me and I can send them out.

Trying to keep the spirit yellow blur started alive. I am not looking to make any money, just help out fellow ducs.
 

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For those of you with this issue, was there a very strong fuel smell while not moving but with the motor running?
 

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mine started leaking after a fuel filter change. I must have tightened it too much. Hard to believe as it was only finger tight. It was leaking as soon as I refilled the tank. The new aluminum nut is excellent. Brad
 

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At first, i had no signs of a leak. I started toward home, and smelled a little gas but thought it was a gas station. Got further home and smelled it considerably more but still had no signs of a gas leak. I got home (luckily without anything catching on fire!) and when i turned the bike off and got off quite a bit of gas was dripping off the bike. From start to finish (from slight gas smell to dripping) was a ride home about 15 minutes.

But, the nut is on the high pressure side of the fuel pump. So it will not leak when the bike is off. Any time the key is in the on position (the engine doesn't have to be running) then it will leak. The amount of leakage will depend on the size of the crack. If you are worried, it is worth buying the piece for ease of mind. Plus, if it isn't cracked yet, it probably will - why not remedy it while you already of the tank off. It is very easy to replace and does not require removing the fuel pump at all.

Check your quick-disconnects as well as the plastic ones break fairly easily as well. I went ahead and got some aluminum ones online. If you want i can find where but i do not recall at the moment. Check the o-rings on there as well because if it isnt leaking bad it could be a bad o-ring on the low pressure side. check your hoses because their may be a hairline crack in there (although a hairline crack in the high pressure line will let itself be known any time the key is in the on position).
 

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Shite...

I had the same thing happen. I just bought this bike and had it delivered in from Portland on Tuesday morning. I didn't get it titled until Thursday afternoon so no real riding until today. I started the bike and almost immediately I started smelling gas. The garage where I'm parking is dimly lit and I couldn't see anything. When I got it outside I inspected it and this is what I saw...fak :eek: I'm glad the 93 octane didn't catch fire as it pooled. Looks like I'll be getting one of those nuts from blur. I was surprised at how much it's leaking and since I'm not in the same state as my tools, I'm going to have to borrow a buddy's garage to fix this. Ugh. Italian bike ownership is never dull and the funny thing is I wouldn't trade my two Ducs for 102 Jap bikes.
 

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I do not know why Ducati decided to use so much plastic. The plastic quick disconnects and the plastic nut are the two main reasons for fuel leaks. I have replaced my quick disconnects with the chrome plated brass ones after one of them cracked. I also had the plastic nut cracked but amazingly there was no leak!! Maybe I just caught it in time.
 

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I had the same experience on two different bikes in the same week! the plastic nut just split right across and I replaced them with the earlier metal one.
 

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I just got my replacement sender unit nut from yellow blur. I Ordered it on Monday and I had it in my grubby mitts on Wednesday. Quality piece of work.

Thanks Ron!
 

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Cracking nuts!!

I tend to doubt that the leak is coming from the wires or unit itself because it is incased with epoxy about 2 inches plus worth, unless its cracked.. doubt that one also. My bet would be the nut is cracked and that is ALL that's needed. The think the fuel is trailing from the seal down the wires. Pretty hard to distinguish that one clearly while in place.

If he has a stock of nuts I’d say put one on and we’ll keep an eye on it… I see no reason you’d need to wait more then a hour for the job. If he is familiar with this problem and has really looked at how the part is made, I think his opinion would change.

Good luck man.:cool:

edit: added pictures to show how the nut cracks.
PM Sent...
 
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