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Old 04-25-2010, 10:17 AM
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fuel separator function question

Ok, so I crawl under truck to open drain valve. This is the 3rd time I have drained it in as many months. When I turned the value to open the drain, the nipple itself rotated with the handle, it seemed to leak a little bit round the housing and drain nipple. I had zip tied a small piece of clear tube to the nipple to aid in hitting drain bucket and the whole thing rotated (valve and nipple together)??? I don't recall the drain nipple itself moving before, is this normal???
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Old 04-25-2010, 12:01 PM
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that whole yellow lever and nipple are the same part bud, i had to replace mine before. If it leaks there is an O-ring on the inside of the metal housing.
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yeah that what i figured, thanks for the info. I guess the 3rd time I drained it the rubber seal has started leaking.....truck only ahd 7000 Mi.
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as long as it doesn't leak regularly your fine. what i do is take a used water bottle and hold it over the nipple hold it with your arm horizontal so the little bit of fuel doesn't run down your arm or sleeve
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I just set a bottle on the ground and hope the wind doesn't blow
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