eBay Clear Fuel-Bowl Sight Plugs - BUYER BEWARE

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  1. EricsZ28

    EricsZ28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I really can't remember which buyer I bought these from on eBay, but I thought I would share. These are generic see-thru plugs. I couldn't figure out why the primary plug went missing (talk about a fire hazard :eek:). I went to remove the secondary plug and this is what I found. I dug the rest of the primary plug out of the fuel bowl :screwup:

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  2. Blown Camaro

    Blown Camaro American by birth, drag racer by choice

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    Yep. Got mine from Mr Gasket and they started looking cloudy. Went to change them and they would NOT unscrew. I took them out with a drill! never again.
     
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    Yep I had the same plugs on my Holley.I pulled the bowls off to get out the piece of plastic stuck in the threads.I put the screws back in!
     
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    Same experience here - running the screws now.
     
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    FatnLow Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ya my set broke off in the hole too. Live and learn on those.
     
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    I had the same issue, I didn't even get the car started before they broke, Back to the good old screws...
     
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    Those clear sights are not designed to be left in. They are simply a tool to be installed, set the float level, then put the metal ones back in.
     
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    Well, that's some good advice. - I too had to take apart a perfectly good carb to fish the broken plastic piece out of the fuel bowl before putting the screw back in.

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    EricsZ28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Wow. I see I'm not the first one to have this issue. At least I'm in excellent company.
     
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    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HLY-26-112/

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    Those are ... you guys get what you pay for. Get the good stuff the first time out and you won't have issues like half of you do lol. I've had those on my BG and a Holley I had and they were flawless.
     

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