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Old 09-10-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Freeing up water drain valve

I have a 1995 Excella that has a white/plastic or nylon water drain valve in bottom of the tank behind the curb side wheels. I am unable to twist it open and do not want to apply to much pressure and break it. Is there some product or way that I can use to loosen in up so it will twist open?
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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Pliers should do it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:16 PM   #3
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Silicone spray. Let it soak into the o-ring.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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Yep, I'll be replacing mine tomorrow because I twisted too hard without soaking it in lube. It worked once, but seized up the second time I tried to open it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #5
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Someone posted a few months ago that they made a tool to turn this valve out of a piece of aluminum chanel. I can not find that post, but would like to make myself one of them.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:16 PM   #7
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Pliers should do it.
Opps!!

Breaks pretty easy doesn't it!

Need a new one Oh Boy!
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:13 PM   #8
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If pliers don't work ...

Try a hammer ... that'll open her up .... real good.


Then you can go buy a new one to install ...

and won't THAT be fun
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Silicone spray is the way to go. Worked like a champ for me. Liberally spray on the spray and let it penetrate (15 minutes is probably good, I waited over night) and reapplied after the valve was open.

In fact I used a bit of silicone spray on several moving parts all over the rig and everything is moving / working a bit easier.
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