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Old 08-23-2012, 12:08 PM
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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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Old 08-23-2012, 12:42 PM
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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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Old 08-23-2012, 12:57 PM
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I've seen it on mine, i've got the upgraded plug, no more mess.

Sent from my phone that somebody didn't help me get.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:17 PM
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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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Old 08-23-2012, 05:28 PM
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easy out !!!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:30 PM
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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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Old 08-25-2012, 05:55 PM
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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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