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Old 03-23-2011, 05:11 AM
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Leaking Diesel

hey - I got a 1991 F350 Ambulance with a 7.3 with 80k on it - the fuel filter housing that is mounted above the passenger side valve cover has the inlet, outlet, some sort of a pressure swith on it and the schrader valve to bleed the fule line. It also has a wire running to a little black cap on the top - fuel is seeping out of this thing. Its not too bas but the filter is always covered in a thin film of diesel and the valve cover below is glossy looking from fuel.

I either need to find this aluminum casting and replace it, remove whatever that thing is and seal up the hole if it is not needed to run the motor or give up and scrap the truck (kidding)...

Anyone know what the @#%$% thing is? Anyone have the casting that the fuel filter screws to (top part)? And if so - how much?

THANKS!

Paul
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:26 AM
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Here is a picture of the top of the fuel filter housing - see the black thing on the top? thats where the fuel is leaking....thanks!!!
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:24 AM
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If I remember right it is the wire for the dummy light to change the filter!!! U can jst cut the wire and cap it off, seal it whatever!
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:43 PM
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Its for the fuel heater. Very common. The heater is expensive as hell to replace and the housing is obsolete according to my dealer.
Do a search on leaking fuel heater and you will find all the info you need to fix it.
I live in southern AZ and have no use for it so i just took it out, tapped the hole and screwed in a pipe plug.
BTW my truck starts just fine down to 25 degrees. Never been any colder here so i dont know how much further i could go.

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Old 04-18-2011, 02:38 PM
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Just take the housing apart and take the fuel heater out from the bottom of it, it will be stiff and you will think it will not come out but it will and there is just an o-ring that you can replace and the problem is solved.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:39 AM
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there is an o ring inside the metal housing itself that is busted i guarantee you. my truck did the same a few months back
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:32 PM
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Mine is leaking as well I'm gonna check it in the morning thanks.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:22 AM
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Genuine Ford 7 3L IDI Diesel Fuel Filter Housing Rebuild Kit w Fuel Heater | eBay

they are still available as a kit i believe however o-rings are alot cheeper and would more than likely fix the leak mine is leaking from the bottom one day ill get unlazy and fix it...
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:54 PM
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I just fixed it last week I tapped the hole and put a plug in it!! Problem Solved!! Yee Yee!!
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:56 PM
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nice..thats what i wanna do with mine but the trucks too big to fit in my shop and i dont feel like being cold....hahaha thank goodness for backup cars lmao
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