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Old 05-12-2011, 06:24 PM
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fuel bowl drain leaking

ever since I replaced old screen type fuel filter w/ new paper filter I have a slow leak from my drain tube....any ideas?
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Sounds like the valve wore out, the filter inside would'nt cause a leak. I chased a fuel leak down recently that ended up being a hole worn in the fuel line underneath the bowl
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Riffraff Diesel: Complete Fuel Bowl Seal Kit
did this last year best money ive spent on PM in a while

edit: i know guzzle has it to but couldnt find it on his site (same kit though)
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Either you didn't close the drain valve all the way or the o-rings are leaking. Here is a link to for replacement parts.
Replacement O-rings for Ford Diesel Engines

You will see a link for installation instructions at the bottom of that page. It's a pretty easy fix.
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ever since I replaced old screen type fuel filter w/ new paper filter I have a slow leak from my drain tube....any ideas?
I see your in Portland. If you order by 4:45pm we can get it to you tomorrow UPS Ground.
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I see your in Portland. If you order by 4:45pm we can get it to you tomorrow UPS Ground.
Dang! That's some awesome service!
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Not too bad on a truck. Now a van will get you talkin' to yourself.
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What you need is simply two (2) #202 O-rings, and a Torx bit set to remove the four screws on the drain valve assembly. You *may* want an angled pick to break the seal around the drain hose as they tend to stick onto the metal tube over the years. Just run the pick around the inside to break the seal.

You should use VITON material O-rings if you can get them, but in a pinch you can put rubber O-rings in temporarily until you can order some viton one's online. I think I paid $5 for 25? It was some years ago.

Cheap fix, simple to do, but frustrating if your hands are bigger than a chipmunk's.
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ya know iv'e been working like a sled dog and have had zero time lately.... but I knew I could post here and get the answer without a second thought.

Clay, I'm currently in Dickinson ND and will order after I look at it Sunday.

Thank you all!!!!

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Get the blue ones from Guzz.

The best there is, and likely the very last time you'll ever do that job.

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What you need is simply two (2) #202 O-rings, and a Torx bit set to remove the four screws on the drain valve assembly. You *may* want an angled pick to break the seal around the drain hose as they tend to stick onto the metal tube over the years. Just run the pick around the inside to break the seal.

You should use VITON material O-rings if you can get them, but in a pinch you can put rubber O-rings in temporarily until you can order some viton one's online. I think I paid $5 for 25? It was some years ago.

Cheap fix, simple to do, but frustrating if your hands are bigger than a chipmunk's.
There is actually a third o-ring on the valve stem itself that can leak and should be replaced when you replace the two outer seals. Guzzle's/RiffRaff's kit has you covered.
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I just did this fix, and beware that you need a small ratchet and the correct Torx bit - you cannot use a Torx screwdriver (of the sort used for GM headlight trim). It took a bit longer than I expected, due to the access issues, but the kit and instructions (from dieselorings) were outstanding.
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ever since I replaced old screen type fuel filter w/ new paper filter I have a slow leak from my drain tube....any ideas?

If your o-rings are leaking at the drain valve, then it is time to replace all of your fuel bowl o-rings. You can over haul your fuel bowl in a couple of hours with the kit from Guzzle and his step by step instructions.

Welcome to guzzle's Powerstroke Fuel Bowl Rebuild Web Page
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