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Feul pump leak

Hi my name is Dwayne I saw a puddle of gas under my 535 and i removed the seat and left side cover and noticed gas leaking from the fuel pump.Itlooks like the canister is halfed together and leaking at the seam my question is could very cold weather have seperated the two halfs and caused it to leak? ,and should I replace it now?

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Yes it is possible that the cold caused the adhesive to seperate. i would definitely replace it now as the new one wouldnt be as quick to seperate i mean the other one has lasted these years

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