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post #1 of 4 Old 11-13-2012, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Why is it, that when I open the water separator valve, the fuel comes out EVERYWHERE. Around the lever, out the drain hole, etc.. I put a hose on the drain to save direct it into a jug, but it ends up running down the frame to the back tire, and down the frame to the front, and all over me, etc... WTH?
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First, make sure the outside of the nozzle is clean. If you can get a toothpick or Q-tip in the nozzle to clear it, do so.

Open the valve and if it still goes all over the place, you're probably going to need to pull the cover on the housing. This may require getting a new gasket to reseal it.

If the stream from the nozzle isn't strong or going straight down, you have some sort of obstruction in the housing/nozzle. This cause the flow of fuel to shear or creates turbulence that makes the flow "unpredictable."

You'll probably find gelling (gunk) and dirt in your housing if you have never cleaned it before and you have more than 50,000 miles.


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Awesome...

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.... This truck has been a real bi#ch for the last month. Bout ready to run it off a cliff.
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Awesome...

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.... This truck has been a real bi#ch for the last month. Bout ready to run it off a cliff.
you and me both, i told my buddy the same thing last night lol. and im not sure why they dont have a dust cap or something for the drain

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