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Need Help ASAP...fuel problem

Hey guys, I was in the process of putting an electric sending unit for my fuel pressure. Pulled the schrader valve out and put in a T with a 90. Put the sending unit in the T and the schrader valve in the 90 at the end of the T. Finished that much last night in the dark. Drove to church this morning and noticed i had a fuel leak so i checked the tightness on everything and was all tight. Started it to see if i could see fuel and its spraying from underneath where i put the fitting in. Anybody know what my problem is? Phone is 419-438-5688. Need to get fixed ASAP as i have to drive 725 miles home next weekend. Thanks in advanced.

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dunno other than a loose fitting, stripped thread, etc. I'd take it all apart, use thread sealeant, put er all back together


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read that the housing is a little brittle, i put just the schrader valve back in and its leaking underneath that a lil farther back...and the spray is kinda foaming...lot of pressure? don't think i cracked it do ya?

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that does not sound good....its cast aluminum if i recall, and that can crack easily. I have heard of the housing cracking before......


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yeah, i'm thinking i pry did crack it, i didn't get it that tight i didn't think...know of anywhere i can get one? and cheap?

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ummm....no and no. IH sells them, but not cheap. Post a 911, maybe someone has one that will sell cheap for ya. A buddy paid like 400 plus from International.........


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alright, i posted it there too...thanks

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well it was cracked...called the ford dealer this morning here in Lincoln, NE and the guy didn't have a clue what I was even talking about....so....anyone around the eastern Nebraska area have a parts donor truck? I found one a guy had 50 min northeast of omaha but have to wait until wednesday, I'd like to have it going today if possible. phone is 419-438-5688

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i did the same thing last year ended up having to buy whole new fuel bowl assembly from ford for $250, didnt install the sending unit on the new one, not risking it.


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well no luck at the stealership...415 for just the housing 530 for the whole filter assembly....anyone around the lincoln, Ne area with parts?

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