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10gage
So on my 1926 cq lamp, I run it often, and leave it pumped up. Recently I’ve noticed fuel leaking from the generator tip. Is there a fix to this? Is my valve wore out to where fuel is leaking through the valve somehow? Thanks in advance.
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
slant savers #68
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hikerduane
Well, are you wearing out?  🙂
I mostly relieve pressure from my gpa's especially the kero ones.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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SteveRetherford
ya . your valve isnt completely shut off , maybe a shaft tip cleaning is in order but it could be the recieving end too , if you  release the pressure but have the cap tight , as is ,  it may still leak on a hot day or is it a high or low pressure day ..... follow me , best to clean it , both ends . IMHO
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10gage
hikerduane wrote:
Well, are you wearing out?  🙂
I mostly relieve pressure from my gpa's especially the kero ones.
Duane


when I say fuel I’m referring to white gas. This didn’t start till recently. And for me, I’ll never wear out.
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
slant savers #68
quicklite crew#43
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10gage
ya . your valve isnt completely shut off , maybe a shaft tip cleaning is in order but it could be the recieving end too , if you  release the pressure but have the hap tight , as is ,  it may still leak on a hot day or is it a high or low pressure day ..... follow me , best to clean it , both ends . IMHO


ill give it a try thanks 
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
slant savers #68
quicklite crew#43
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JimL
Not common, but it would only take a tiny bit of debris from the fount getting caught there to also cause the issue.  I’ve only had it happen once, but if I see that occur in a lantern, I will first remove the generator and open the valve to get some good flow through it to flush it before going further.  As mentioned, it’s rare it’s this simple, but if it ain’t broke, I really don’t want to fix it.

-Jim

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SteveRetherford
try really tightening it HARD  back n forth a few times ( 3 or 4 )  sorta like making sure the two ends meet good n seat when snug . n see what you get ? sometimes it helps
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zialantern
Only time I leave them pressured is at camp, when running nightly, but they get depressured to fuel them the next day. So not sure why I leave them pressured in the first place? When you figure that one out let me know!
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Hot Diggity
If all else fails you could try Timm's Tip Tinning Technique.

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/an-even-better-fix-for-a-leaking-valvenow-wphotos-8144082?highlight=tinning&pid=1302034716

I was a bit surprised to find a Sunshine Safety lamp with great gobs of pressure still in the fount this evening.  Happy that it's held pressure since some time in May, but still surprised.  I do generally loosen the cap after they've cooled and hand tighten them.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
Milspec Syndicate #510
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0510
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Chucker
A friend of mine had that same issue with a CQ lamp.

I used a cone shaped diamond bit close to the shape of the valve needle and hand cleaned the seat inside the valve using a twisting motion with the bit between my fingers. Then flushed it with carb spray I think. 

Fixed it. Maybe I was lucky but it worked. 
Chuck
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