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2008 VLX fuel filter leaking


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I changed the fuel filter on my 2008 VLX today (the one on the rear of the fuel tank). All went well, but it was quite tight both removing the hose/top after removing the snap ring, and reinserting. After reassembling, when I turned the key (without starting), as the fuel pump starts, a couple tablespoons of gas leak out the top around the snap ring. Not good. The good news is I found a simple way to test that it went back together okay (or not). I tried a second time, and had the same results. I've changed the filter before with no issues.

Any ideas on what I need to do differently? I checked the o-ring, and it certainly looks to be in good shape. But, maybe it is not seating correctly.

TIA for the help!

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After trying several more times, including another new fuel filter, I've discovered that the o-ring is damaged. Can I get a new o-ring at an auto parts store?

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