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Fuel filter drain plug

I changed out my fuel filters today. I took the drain plug out first and noticed that the bolt looks like Chebacca used it as a chew toy for a while on the end. What could have caused this? I had to tighten it up quite a bit to keep it from leaking out of there anymore, I suspect it is because of the bolt. Anyone ever see anything like that? Sorry I couldn't get a picture of it in time.

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You should really replace it with the upgraded drain plug as shown here:Horizontal Fuel Conditioning Module Drain Plug

It's so much easier to use than the stupid original one and you won't have any leaks.

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I've seen it on mine, i've got the upgraded plug, no more mess.

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Any suggestions on getting it out it you have some trouble getting it out? I changed my filters last week, and can get it out.

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easy out !!!!

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You can take an allen wrench and epoxy it to the drain plug, let it set up then unscrew it and replace it with the upgraded plug!

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I've actually broken an allen wrench on a drain plug before. At that point it's best to just change the side cover

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