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Is this fuel filter normal?

I have never changed the lower fuel filter myself. First thing I notice is the drain lever is broken, then I notice the assembly is saturated with diesel. So I'm guessing whoever has been changing the fuel filter must just drain it from the cap, or do I have something wrong. Have any of you seen this before?

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Its either seeping a bit from the broken off drain valve or without the drain valve, diesel is going to make a hell of a mess when you try to change filter.

I would imagine that without releasing the pressure with the drain valve that diesel would spray everywhere (which is what it looks like in the photo) if you just unscrewed the filter.

If it were me, I'd replace the drain valve.
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Thanks. I made it a point to pick one up today

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How was the replacement? I plan to order the rebuild kit online for 35 or whatever it was, and do that next time, but I actually didn't lose that much fuel when I did mine with it already broke off.

Like to hear how the replacement goes.

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How was the replacement? I plan to order the rebuild kit online for 35 or whatever it was, and do that next time, but I actually didn't lose that much fuel when I did mine with it already broke off.

Like to hear how the replacement goes.
Real simple, three 1/4" torque head bolts, and the valve/cover comes out. I think the torque size is t25 but don't quote me.

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It was very easy to install. It has two green o rings that were bad. I replaced those also, which comes with the kit. The drain valve is all one piece, so I turned the drain with a needle nose. There was a lot of crud where the o rings were sitting, so I cleaned it a best I can. You should be able to do this no problem.

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