Fuel filter leak
I just had (Ok a week ago last Saturday) a problem with fuel leaking from between the filter cover, gasket and housing. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] I found (what I thought) the cover to be a little loose. So I tightened the cover, but it still leaked. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] I took the cover off and checked the gasket and the sealing surfaces. Everything looked OK so I put it all back together and it leaked more. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] To try and keep it short, on about the 6th try I got it to seal. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] During the week I picked up a new filter and gasket from NAPA. Installed it and had no problems with sealing on the first try. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Now during this I noted that at times it can be very hard to remove the filter cover. I also noted that I had to be very careful on threading the cover on, to prevent cross threading. (As far as I can tell it never did start to cross thread, but I just don't trust the plastic fiber fuel cover.) I was hoping that may be someone produced a billet cover with a better seal, but have yet to locate one. (No I'm not solicitating for sales posts, just putting it out that I looked).
Now my questions are as follows
1.) Has anyone else had this problem?
2.) Do you think it was just a bad gasket?
3.) How likely is it to cross thread the cover?
4.) From others experience, is this just a fluke that is most likely to not happen again.
As always thanks to those the take the time to put forth their opinions, ideas and past experiences.
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