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Old 01-18-2018, 08:15 AM
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Good old hutch mod...

https://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/...werstroke.aspx


so hereís my problem with this kit... I found the filter and filter base for about $36. I can make a bracket for the filter, so does the rest of this hardware really cost $164?! Is there something Iím missing here?? Besides having to get the parts from different places I canít justify being lazy enough to spen $160 on those little parts... also has anyone done this mod? Any notice of power gains or throttle response after doing it ??
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I just performed this, last weekend. Did it to my b other truck back in 2011. Can't say about per..etc, but more of a, don't want the dreaded 1/4 tank issue...

Sourced my tank parts from Mcmaster Carr (10miles from me)..unions and aluminum tubings
filter/base from Fleetfilter
jic fittings/5/16 line from alternative Hose..

Think, I got roughly 75.00 bucks into her👍
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For the Hutch, a DIY is much cheaper and just as effective.
When i did mine, it cost me about $50. Flexable hose, metal lines, compression fittings, Wix filter, and clamps.
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Read this thread: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...l#post17570332

Following @Sous list of items + buying a bender and fuel disconnect tool, I was into the hutch kit for 140 dollars with a Racor PS120 filter.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:55 AM
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If you do source your own parts, you should expect to have a broken pickup foot even if you don't have the out of fuel at 1/4 tank symptom.

When I did mine I had been running it on E for 2 weeks, refilling about 2 gallons of fuel every day or two expecting to do this mod when I finally had a day off. After dropping the tank and banging the large black ring of the tank I found my pickup foot was broken, most likely from the block of wood banging the ring since I had been running it on E for so long I defiantly would have run out of fuel long ago if it was broken before hand.

The extra bonus of going the racor120-2 route vs the spin on filter type is you can actually see if you are still getting air bubbles thru the tank pickup, most likely from the compression fitting not being quite tight enough
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I was going to post up that I put a full list of parts and tools I used to accomplish this mod, but akcooper9 beat me to it.

The mod is well worth the time and effort. One of my favorite to date.
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I bought Clay's kit, if you're planning to use a Racor filter it's really not helpful other than the compression fitting. I bought a 25' of Fuel injection line, and fuel injection clamps off Amazon. If I had to do mine over or help someone do it, I'd buy everything individually. I've seen "kits" with filters but they are ridiculously priced and come with a screw on filter.
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Someone had "looped" their fuel lines leading to filter and at pump..BRILLIANT!. I had enough slack on the l99, that when I stole the filter/base from it to install on new truck, I put a 4.00 3007 filter from napa, in its place. Cool little filter. But, with using 3/8 line and the filter is 5/16, I improvised a bit. I installed compression union sleeves over the spouts. Took, forcing them onto but what a fit! The 3/8 line was a perfect fit with hose clamps then, plus no distorting the spouts on filter...wouldn't you no it, no bubbles.��
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Someone had "looped" their fuel lines leading to filter and at pump..BRILLIANT!. I had enough slack on the l99, that when I stole the filter/base from it to install on new truck, I put a 4.00 3007 filter from napa, in its place. Cool little filter. But, with using 3/8 line and the filter is 5/16, I improvised a bit. I installed compression union sleeves over the spouts. Took, forcing them onto but what a fit! The 3/8 line was a perfect fit with hose clamps then, plus no distorting the spouts on filter...wouldn't you no it, no bubbles.��
That's what I did, figured I could bypass the Racor or cut the ends of the hose if needed without running a whole new hose.
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so here’s my problem with this kit... I found the filter and filter base for about $36. I can make a bracket for the filter, so does the rest of this hardware really cost $164?! Is there something I’m missing here?? Besides having to get the parts from different places I can’t justify being lazy enough to spen $160 on those little parts... also has anyone done this mod? Any notice of power gains or throttle response after doing it ??
I bought a kit very similar to that "back in the day". It was from ITP Diesel and had a single piece steel bracket. If you have the means and initiative to gather the parts yourself it is definitely cheaper. I was new to the 7.3L game (this was my first real modification that I did) so just went for the kit. I could have saved some money by ordering/finding everything individually but the time I would need to invest in procuring my own "kit" was not worth the savings in price to me at the time. Today I might have a different opinion after 10 years of wrenching on the truck. I don't regret my decision though as it has been problem-free since I installed it. I've decided to jump on the bandwagon with the Racor PS-120 (no more spin-on filters!) otherwise I would have left well enough alone.

I didn't notice any real SOTP gains. It was more of a longevity thing with preventing air in the fuel and not being so hard on the fuel system components. Granted with no air in the fuel you can shove more fuel in the injector (and cylinder) per event but I never noticed any performance gains.
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I followed Sous parts list for the most part and spent just under $200 I want to say with the spendy Racor filter and 30r9 diesel rated line. No replacement filters and see-through was what won the decision for me with this route.
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Do these pictures look bad?
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Tank looks pretty clean, screens definitely looking a bit nasty...maybe greasy? On mine the plastic was still white with debris in them, 373K, but I think the screens had been replaced.
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These donít look like the white factory screens. They were holding back the power for sure.. also the black cone pick up thing that always breaks was in perfect condition. I would however like to send ford a nice F you letter for putting them in the tank... pain to change them.. next time I drop the tank itís going to be for the hutch.. how would I clean the crap out of the tank next time??
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