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fuel filter housing/regulator clean

So i got into my trucks fuel system today .. the filter bowl wasnt draining so i took filter out and shot air up the drain pipe.. it shot gunk all over engin and into the stem that centers the fuel filter .. this didnt look good to me so i removed housing and regulator from housing ...regulator seemed very dirty and so is housing i was hoping some one has some experience with cleaning these parts and could lend some advice.. Does that center shaft in housing come out if so how can i remove that to clean bottom of bowl... thanks

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The standpipe (center pipe) is a left hand thread. Use a 7/8th's crows foot on a ratchet with a 6" extension and slowly and carefully turn it left (counter clockwise). It is plastic so be careful. It holds the fuel heater in place as well (the circle of wire that plugs into the drivers side of the filter bowl). If the heater wire is loose and/or it is missing the pads that holds it up, then you can either just leave it unplugged or replace with factory or replace with the upgrade for the 99+ powerstrokes. Since you have the bowl removed, it would be a simple upgrade to do. I have attached a .pdf for you if you want to upgrade. The part numbers are: Old Style: (Ford PN F5TZ-9J294-A) (International PN 1825186C91) New Style: (Ford PN F81Z-9J294-AA) (International PN 1831196C92), get the part from International - cheaper. I know that I went further than you initially asked, but just trying to help ya out. Hope this helps some.
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The standpipe (center pipe) is a left hand thread. Use a 7/8th's crows foot on a ratchet with a 6" extension and slowly and carefully turn it left (counter clockwise). It is plastic so be careful. It holds the fuel heater in place as well (the circle of wire that plugs into the drivers side of the filter bowl). If the heater wire is loose and/or it is missing the pads that holds it up, then you can either just leave it unplugged or replace with factory or replace with the upgrade for the 99+ powerstrokes. Since you have the bowl removed, it would be a simple upgrade to do. I have attached a .pdf for you if you want to upgrade. The part numbers are: Old Style: (Ford PN F5TZ-9J294-A) (International PN 1825186C91) New Style: (Ford PN F81Z-9J294-AA) (International PN 1831196C92), get the part from International - cheaper. I know that I went further than you initially asked, but just trying to help ya out. Hope this helps some.

Just noticed what may be a problem. If the threads are left hand threads, then you would remove it my turning it clockwise to the right. I read the link you attached. It confirms this. Didn't mean to hijack, but didn't want someone messing up!

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Yep Hank, you're right....brain fart. Fingers typing faster than my little brain is processing, hehe. Thanks for the correction, I would hate him to screw up on my account.

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dang, I wish I had seen that PDF about 1 month ago when my fuel filter housing decided to pee all over the top of my motor... that would have been awesome to do that when I put the new one in.

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awesome, definitely what i was looking for!! one question when is this heater on? What sensor turns it on. does it work in conjunction with the glowplug or ebpv?

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