Stromberg 175 CD2 Carburettor Float Chamber Plug Leak

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#1 Stromberg 175 CD2 Carburettor Float Chamber Plug Leak

Post by JoeLondon » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:28 pm

Hi Guys n Gals,

So, I had the leaky float chamber plug on the 2 front carbs on my S3 2+2.
I solved it temporarily with some rubber grease and wanted to order a replacement plug. You can get just the O ring, however the plugs are looking yellow and brittle, so I thought it can't be too expensive to replace the whole thing. The O rings are £1 or £2. I googled the plug and not many results came up, most were in the U.S. at around $11, encouraging, but I need a UK supplier. of course, when I found them here £22 + shipping each!
So for 4 plugs inc shipping and VAT it was over £80!! :thumbdown: .
I have spent most of my Sunday afternoon trawling the net and found out that the Stromberg 150 and 175 have interchangeable float chamber plugs. I headed straight over to a Triumph spares supplier and grabbed 4 plugs for £40. It remains to be seen if these do indeed fit exactly - I will update this post to let you know if I've been clever or stupid :)

Purely in an effort to save the next persons Sunday afternoon googling exceedingly boring items I thought I'd post this up and let you know the results.

I bought the plugs from: https://www.jamespaddock.co.uk/

:salute:
Joe
1972 S3 2+2 V12 Manual, FHC, Racing Green

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#2 Re: Stromberg 175 CD2 Carburettor Float Chamber Plug Leak

Post by SESH » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:41 pm

From memory I think the Triumph Stag has Stromberg 175 CD 2 Carbs.
Mike
1973 Series 3 OTS Signal Red

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