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Old 07-22-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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'77 Overlander fresh water drain

I've had my AS for 2 weeks now. The water gauge shows a quarter of tank so I thought I'd drain it.
I found what I think is the drain for the fresh water tank located in the middle of the tank. It took quite a bit to break it loss. Now it just spins. Is this by design? Does the water leak out around the bolt or is something broke now?

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Old 07-22-2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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drain valve

Does it lool like the picture below?

If so, you will want to be real careful and cut an access opening right below it to repair it.



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No, it's not a nylon valve. It's an actual metal bolt.
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No, it's not a nylon valve. It's an actual metal bolt.
If the wings (handle) are they only thing turning then you might try spraying the heck out of it with a penetrating oil and after letting it soak for a good while,cut/pull the handle off and then use pliers to turn the base to see if it will open. Pliers to make that work will be a hassle but replacing the whole thing can be a BIGGER hassle.

If that won't work then replacing "the whole thing " is the next step. I would be thinking cutting an access would be the best way to do that.

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No wings, just a bolt.

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The same applies, lots of penetrating oil.
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