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Re: Troubles with Bukh

Any and all connections and fittings between the tank and filter are obviously suspect.. another sneaky one I've seen is a perforated pickup tube inside the tank. Sometimes installing an outboard-style priming bulb close to the tank will allow you to pressurize your system to check for leaks. Use good clamps, though, not the generic 'snap on' clips that come with these things. We had one but I suspect it was a source of leaks itself so I changed to a primer pump equipped Racor.

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