Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2012, 01:42 PM
chris86924 chris86924 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 85
chris86924 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Fuel Filter Housing Leaking

Hello All,

I have a problem with my fuel filter housing Leaking and I need to replace it. Should I go to the dealer and get a factory one or are there better ones out there? If so tell me where to get them.

I have a 2000 F250 4x4 with 265000 on it.

Chris
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2012, 01:55 PM
Robert6401's Avatar
Robert6401 Robert6401 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Gilbert, SC
Posts: 2,648
Robert6401 is a name known to allRobert6401 is a name known to allRobert6401 is a name known to allRobert6401 is a name known to allRobert6401 is a name known to allRobert6401 is a name known to all
The real question is where is the leak? Most of us have had to replace the o-rings on the drain valve at least once because they become brittle and begin cracking especially in colder weather.

Look around this site and try to find the parts for what you think is leaking:

Replacement O-rings for Ford Diesel Engines

Here is instructions for a complete rebuild:

Welcome to guzzle's Powerstroke Fuel Bowl Rebuild Web Page

Chances are you will only need to do this procedure:

Welcome to guzzle's PSD Fuel Filter Drain Valve Repair Web Page

Take some time to look around Bob's site and you will learn a ton.
__________________
-Bob-2003 F250 Lariat 7.3PSD CC SB FX
AIS, RE leveling kit, IssPro EV2 Gauges, PHP tunes fined tuned by Cody (cleatus12r), Hutch&Harpoon, FRx, HPx, John Wood Trans, Swamps HV/HF IDM, Firestone Airbags, RiffRaff Rear Diff Cover, Van turbo w/ported housing and billet wheel, non-ebp outlet and pedestal, Magnaflow SS 4" Exhaust
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2012, 02:03 PM
Bonanza35 Bonanza35 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Norco,CA
Posts: 4,546
Bonanza35 has a very good reputation on FTE.Bonanza35 has a very good reputation on FTE.Bonanza35 has a very good reputation on FTE.
As Bob had said above. Make sure its just not the lid. Have you or somebody else just changed the filter? After market lids leak all the time.
Chet
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2012, 02:28 PM
miller_feed's Avatar
miller_feed miller_feed is offline
Hook it, I'll pull it.
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Grand Lake, La.
Posts: 15,009
miller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputationmiller_feed has a superb reputation
If it is the cap that is leaking. Put a little motor oil on the top gasket. Just like you would do with the oil filter. Diesel is not a good lub.
__________________
RICK, PAA MEMBER #4
2001, F-350, DRW. CC. LWB, 4X4, LARIAT,
MODS: 6637 W/Pete's cover, BTS-TRANS, DP-TUNER LIVE, MBRP 4" SS, Isspro 3 gauge kit, TN-BB turbo, Bellowed up pipes, HPX, TRU-COOL cooler, SS Stage II injectors, and the Chris-fifty.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2012, 04:23 PM
Brother Les's Avatar
Brother Les Brother Les is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: BoCoMo
Posts: 1,848
Brother Les is a splendid one to beholdBrother Les is a splendid one to beholdBrother Les is a splendid one to beholdBrother Les is a splendid one to beholdBrother Les is a splendid one to beholdBrother Les is a splendid one to beholdBrother Les is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris86924 View Post
Hello All,

I have a problem with my fuel filter housing Leaking and I need to replace it. Should I go to the dealer and get a factory one or are there better ones out there? If so tell me where to get them.

I have a 2000 F250 4x4 with 265000 on it.

Chris

Bob (Guzzle) Replacement O-rings for Ford Diesel Engines was very firm about one of the issues of a leaking 'fuel bowl'.... people put the lid on too tight and it distorts the o-ring. Hence, slight leak, but no spray.

If you have not had a full fuel bowl overhaul, go ahead and do it as o-rings are a 'wear' item.
__________________
Brother Les

PAA Member #123
1991 F-150 inline 6
2001 F-250 7.3 Crewcab 4x4
BTS-Trans , 6.0 Trans Cooler, SuperChip, K&N Filter
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2012, 07:29 PM
A/Ox4's Avatar
A/Ox4 A/Ox4 is offline
9 ECHO 1
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ventura, CA
Posts: 11,351
A/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputationA/Ox4 has a superb reputation
So You Think You Have a Fuel Leak - 7.3L Powerstroke - YouTube

Once you have identified your fuel leak, then you can fix it. Most likely its the drain valve.

Here is a video on rebuilding the fuel bowl. But if you want, you can do just the drain valve, which is doable with the fuel bowl in the truck.

How To: Fuel Bowl Rebuild - 7.3L Powerstroke - YouTube
__________________
- Trey PAA Member #110
2002 F250 XLT CrewCab Short Bed 4x4 7.3L
My How-To Video Library
SoCal Chapter Member (Join us HERE)
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 07:29 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
2001, 2003, 73, 99, diesel, f250, filter, ford, fuel, housing, kit, leak, leaking, manual, seal

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup