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  1. #1
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    Default plastic fuel filter housing -vs- a little gas

    developed a leak around the fuel filter, ck30 kioti, tried to work with the o ring but no luck.
    took it to the dealer and the tech right away saw that the housing was discolored and distorted- gas in your diesel will do this every time he said.
    replaced housing and o ring -- no leaks.
    the can i'm using for diesel was a can that was used to store gas for the mower, i thought it was such a minimal amount of gas left in it and that the gas and diesel would easily mix and just burn together--- wrong.
    a fourty dollar lesson .
    heads up.

    keith

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    Keith

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    48" Grapple
    5' Box Blade
    6' Landscape Rake

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    Default Re: plastic fuel filter housing -vs- a little gas

    How large was the gas can. A half inch in the bottom in a 5 gallon can shouldn't cause any problems. Not good to do but shouldn't be a big poblem.

    Instead of paying an extra $$$$ for a yellow can, I bought the regular red one and painted it yellow.
    L2500

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    Default Re: plastic fuel filter housing -vs- a little gas

    rob-
    the can (5 gal plastic red one from wal mart) was used for lawn mower gas and was emptied in the usual way but not washed out before used for diesel.
    there was maybe a table spoon full of gas in there.
    tech said that was all it takes.
    it just separates from the diesel in the filter housing and sits in the bottom of the housing and causes the plastic to distort.
    never would have thought this would happen.

    keith
    Keith

    CK30HST
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    BH
    48" Grapple
    5' Box Blade
    6' Landscape Rake

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    Default Re: plastic fuel filter housing -vs- a little gas

    Must be some poor plastic. Most all the cheap inline gas filters are plastic and they don't usually distort.
    Kubota BX23, BT600 BH, LA210 FEL, Maschio L125 tiller, Gearmore BB 20-48 BB, King Cutter 6' rear blade, Homemade PHD, Brinly BST-50 broadcaster, ? 6' cultipacker, log & chain drag.

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