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Fuel Canister Release Valve Leak !!

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My fuel release valve on the side of my fuel filter canister is leaking out of the bottom and top of the lever. I was wandering if anyone else has had this issue I figured I would take it off and see if there's a bad O ring. Any other info would be greatly appreciated !
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My fuel release valve on the side of my fuel filter canister is leaking out of the bottom and top of the lever. I was wandering if anyone else has had this issue I figured I would take it off and see if there's a bad O ring. Any other info would be greatly appreciated !
yep....one reason i bought a FASS. to answer your question though....yes you can rebuild the drain, but i am no help on this with links or part numbers. it's a pretty common issue to have this happen.
 

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Just fixed this leak myself. Luckily for me the two screws holdin it on had just loosened because to replace that while drain the part was $120 cdn. There are 2 o rings and they come with the valve, and from what I wad told they can't be bought seperate. My back up plan was going to be eliminate the valve all together and just seal the holes shut.
 

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good to know !!! I just tightened the valve up itself and it seems to be fixing it for the moment.... surely theres O rings out there that will work....
 

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I fixed mine a couple of weeks ago. The o rings were leaking. I had to get a kit for a powerstroke filter canister to find the right o rings. They are really fat and hard to find.
 
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I fixed mine a couple of weeks ago. The o rings were leaking. I had to get a kit for a powerstroke filter canister to find the right o rings. They are really fat and hard to find.
I hand sort the orings at schucks. they do have a very large selection it just takes a while sort through it to find what you need. when mine fails however I will ditch the plastic valve and hard plumb some brass fittings with a ball valve.
 
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I hand sort the orings at schucks. they do have a very large selection it just takes a while sort through it to find what you need. when mine fails however I will ditch the plastic valve and hard plumb some brass fittings with a ball valve.


That sounds like a good idea....... If mine continues to have problems I might do something of the sort !
 
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