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Old 01-04-2013, 06:16 PM
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Replacement fuel pickup/screen????

I took the bed off the truck today. 97 F250 7.3 275K Had a dent I wanted to pound out. Thought I would look at the rear tank. It runs out of fuel at 1/4 tank. Pulled the sending unit out and the pickup strainer is about 3" tall, broken off and laying at the bottom of the tank. Decided to check the front one. Well it is broken off also laying at the bottom too. Any aftermarket fixes for these??? Hate to put back stock if they are going to fail again.

BTW any thing to check while I am there??? Heard you could shorten the fill tube so you can fill the tanks faster. Opinions??? Thx.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:25 PM
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Check guzzle 7.3's harpoon mod for the tubes. His hitch mod explains his fix for the pickup tube. Basically making your own tube

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:59 PM
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they just break over time, they are close to 30 dollars at the ford dealer. how did you remove your fuel lines from your sending unit?
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:35 AM
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they just break over time, they are close to 30 dollars at the ford dealer. how did you remove your fuel lines from your sending unit?
I have got the little removal tools from the auto store years ago. The little plastic clips that slide into the fittings. They work but took a while to work them into the right place. Also need to have the exact right size. You need to make sure the fitting is clean and move the fitting back n forth a few times to seat the clip and then they will slide right off.

BTW I haven't tried the dealer but seeing them on them on the net they were going for about $40.

BTW the brass float in the front tank was leaking. I think I found a replacement in plastic used on a lot of Fords and Jeeps. $5 at Advance but you really have to hunt it down. They don't list it for the vehicle and have to order it. Omix-ada 17729.01 The rear tank had a completely different one.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:59 AM
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Can you use regular black fuel line for a diesel??? Transmission line is heavier is that any better?? Or worse???
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:15 AM
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as long as its rated for fuel Id use whatever. I used A1 marine fuel hose when I did mine, because I had it around. Its pricey and there are cheaper ways to do it.

Ebay sells pretty cheap fuel hose ive used before for like 90c a foot. Fuel Gas Line Hose 5 16" x 25' Spool Made in USA | eBay

I would bet transmission line would work just fine. google the code on the line and maybe you will be able to find if its rated for diesel?
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