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I had similar problem two months ago and to tell you the truth I was a little bit frighten! Gas on the hot engine! But.........after all, that was not a big deal.

So, you need just to push and pull and to turn left and right that part several times, and the part will become "alive" again, and will "slide" up'n'down again. I think that some king of spring inside the part corroded a little bit, but when you twist the part several times you will "establish" the contact between two parts and the problem will vanish.

So, my impression is that I do not need to change enything, since everything is perfect now, no leak at all.

Good luck.

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