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Offline Inebriated Ichthyologist

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Slow leak from Zodiac recessed air valve
« on: March 30, 2017, 09:03:40 AM »
Hello all,

My Zodiac (Mark II) has a slow leak coming from one of the recessed air valves.  I replaced with a new valve, however the leak is still present. Just a slow one, which is more pronounced when you sit on the sidewall. 

I have done some initial research and came across something on a blog which stated that slow leaks from the air valves are not uncommon, and that tightening the cap should resolve the issue.  I have not tried this yet.

Has anyone here experienced this issue?  Suggestions, fixes?

Thank you.

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Offline phil herranen

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Re: Slow leak from Zodiac recessed air valve
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 09:08:09 AM »
Also add a light film of silicone grease to the sealing surfaces helps

Offline Rick W

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Re: Slow leak from Zodiac recessed air valve
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 11:00:35 AM »
First this is make sure the sealing surfaces are clean. Sometime you have a little junk that interferes with the seal. After it's clean, then apply a little silicone grease.

Tightening the cap is pretty airtight also.

Good luck.
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