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fuel separator drain ball valve leaks

The drain ball valve (plastic) on the fuel separator filter leaked through the top at the handle. Instead of spending the $71 at ford for the cheezy little valve, I pulled it apart, cleaned it and replaced the 7mm o-ring on the shaft. I used one from my hydraulic system repair O-ring kit. It is oil resistant and good with high pressure. Thought I would pass the info along. Easy fix.

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The drain ball valve (plastic) on the fuel separator filter leaked through the top at the handle. Instead of spending the $71 at ford for the cheezy little valve, I pulled it apart, cleaned it and replaced the 7mm o-ring on the shaft. Thought I would pass the info along. Easy fix.

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good idea, make sure you used a oring that is chemical resistant or it will not last very long.
i just replaced mine, bought from ford for 52 bucks, could have got it cheaper if i ordered it online (35), but didnt want to wait for shipping.

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They need to be heat resistant too. I was told that Viton orings was the way to go. The factory Buna-N type will fail over time. I'll put a link in the ebay forum below.

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