<HTML>After checking sources for the needle valve that I need for my dellorto SHA 14 12, I got an idea from a local imports repair shop. The owner suggested that I coat the tip of the needle valve with the stuff used on handles of tools. I thought it would soften and breakdown with contact to fuel. His reply was that it would not be used on shop tools if it did. So I dipped the tip of the needle valve and the float which was not "floating" and both look good. After 24 hours of drying time, I will soak them in fuel to see if there is any reaction. No harm trying; they are useless parts otherwise. Replacements are harder to find than worm's teeth. I'll post the results.