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Old 06-06-2010, 08:27 PM
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HELP! What is another name for the Fuel Filter Restriction Sensor

1997 F-250 PSD

I found my fuel filter restriction sensor leaking this evening! Is there another name for that part so that I can find it at advance auto, autozone, or napa? I have those stores local, but the dealership here does not carry parts. The leak is about a drop every two to three seconds, so it's a decent leak.

I gotta drive the truck like that tomorrow, and I'll fix it in the evening!

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Old 06-06-2010, 09:22 PM
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Fuel filter restriction sensor.................................

Can i get a picture? haha.
I don't know of any sensors like that.

are you sure your not talking about the water in fuel sensor?
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:55 PM
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Fuel filter vacuum switch, top sensor.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:33 PM
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I must not have one of those?
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1/8" NPT plug from the hardware store will fix it also. Careful on the R & R in any case. The FPR (the thing the sensor is attached to) is pretty fragile. Could crack if you over tighten the plug or sensor.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:28 AM
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picture anyone?
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:00 AM
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Here you go.
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Thanks guys, I cannot justify spending the $70 from a stealership for the part and shipping. Today, I installed a 3/8" brass pipe pung/end cap into the space. I dont remember the thread pitch, but it was either 18 or 20 tpi. The pipe bung was a whopping 37 cents. I might put the right part in eventually, but probably not. I'm a cheap azz.

(not so)advance auto, autostoned, and crapa could not get me a new sensor, no matter what i called it. Such is life.

Thanks all!
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:43 PM
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oh, my 94 doesn't have that. =)
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oh, my 94 doesn't have that. =)

Yes it has, but its located in the bottom of the rear part of the cannister, look here
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I dont have it. =)
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I dont have it. =)

Uhhhh? did you see the schematic?, if there is not the switch, surely somebody put there the 1/8 NPT plug before.
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Fuel Filter Vacuum / Restriction Sensor

Seriously? I can just plug the hole and move on with my life?

What are the downsides of just plugging the hole and moving on, instead of buying and installing a new fuel filter vacuum switch or fuel filter restriction sensor, or whatever it's called?

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Yep. Just keep up on your fuel filter changes and keep the return screen in the bowl clean. Don't tighten the plug to tight. Could crack the FPR.
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Thanks

OK, 1/8th inch 18 or 20 threads per inch, right?

Anything special as a washer when I plug this? What length should I use? The thing is dripping 1 per second now, and I'd like to get 18 MPG on my 1996 f-250 power-stroke that has 291,000 miles, instead of the 16.5 I'm getting now. Of course, when I change the gears from 4:10 that may help, as will adding a Banks programer... anyone have any other ideas?

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