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fuel separator drain ball valve leaks

The drain ball valve (plastic) on the fuel separator filter leaked through the top at the handle. Instead of spending the $71 at ford for the cheezy little valve, I pulled it apart, cleaned it and replaced the 7mm o-ring on the shaft. Thought I would pass the info along. Easy fix.

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The drain ball valve (plastic) on the fuel separator filter leaked through the top at the handle. Instead of spending the $71 at ford for the cheezy little valve, I pulled it apart, cleaned it and replaced the 7mm o-ring on the shaft. Thought I would pass the info along. Easy fix.

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Thanks for the tip FixItMan and to the forum. Thats some good info and big savings on such a little part. If you have any other words of wisdom, let us know. And once again

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The drain ball valve (plastic) on the fuel separator filter leaked through the top at the handle. Instead of spending the $71 at ford for the cheezy little valve, I pulled it apart, cleaned it and replaced the 7mm o-ring on the shaft. Thought I would pass the info along. Easy fix.

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only problem with this repair is that you have to be very carefull with what o rings you use.......some o rings will deteriorate in diesel fuel...
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Fyi...

In case anyone runs into this problem again, I had a minor issue with leaking fuel a while back, thinking it was the orings on the drain valve I called around and International had the entire drain valve assembly for $15.97 for the 7.3. I thought that was pretty cheap.
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International had the entire drain valve assembly for $15.97 for the 7.3. I thought that was pretty cheap.
Heck yeah, thats what I"m talkin bout!

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how do you change fuel valve on 7.3 diesel
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leaky fuel drain valve

As I recall, 4 small star drive screws on back of fuel separator removes it. Take the handle off, the shaft will come out when rotated to the correct key position. There will be a small o-ring on the shaft that has gone flat. I used one from a hydraulic o-ring kit I have at work. Don't use one for plumbing as it wont last with fuel. One of the guys I work with just had the same problem last week. We are now getting fast at self repair. I keep a spare in the glove box now. I see you can get one from International cheap now, ford charges too much. Wouldn't hurt to get a new one from International if you have a parts house close & fix the old one for a spare...good luck!

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Hey, great presentation on the replacement of the o-ring. I did mine almost 2 years ago before I could find that kind of info. Now my memory of the details is gone. This will be a good post for all to read. Thanks for the follow-up. This forum has really been great for us powerstrokers! I just bought an aluminum dif cover for the rear & will freshen up the 140 wt synthetic in it...95K miles on the beast now. Here is the link if you know anyone interested...good price $75.99. eBay Motors: Aluminum Diff Cover Ford Superduty F250 F350 10.25 10.5 (item 260167244660 end time Mar-01-08 14:30:41 PST)
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