Citabria Fuel sight gauge leak?

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I’m looking for some help for what has become a chronic problem. The fuel sight gauge on my 7ECA has started to leak again. I repaired it to original, using factory replacement parts, a year ago. Just this week, I’ve noticed it starting to weep—see photo. Has anyone had a similar problem? If so, how did you repair? Is there a better after market solution?
 

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Bartman

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Kevin, I haven't heard much about them leaking which would lead me to believe either there is a defect of some sort preventing the gaskets from sealing or the parts/gaskets are in there in the wrong order. I suppose it could also be leaking through the threads of the insert that keeps it all together. can you tell if the fuel is leaking along the outside or inside of the insert?
 

Tangogawd

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I Haven't seen citabria gauges just leak after one year. make sure you inspect for cracks in the threads, welds, and any unit itself.