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Old 09-05-2010, 06:26 AM
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fuel filter bowl??

hey again guy(and/or gals)
Yeah..it's me and my e550 beastie again. The ol gal is still acting up bad..like getting little fuel under load, only seems to be getting progressively worse quickly! Anywho..limped into the Love's truck stop last evening(just barely) and decided I'd check the fuel filter, since it would be the simplest and cheapest first fix. This morning I pulled it out..couldn't really tell by looking at it whether it was clogged or not, but I discovered, in the bottom of the bowl, an "extra" o-ring...like the one at the bottom of the filter, AND..well, a piece of bare copper wire..about 4" or so long..curved and very stiff..seems to be attached at one end through the back curved slot at the bottom of the bowl. Can anyone out there in Powerstroke Land tell me what this is and if its actually supposed to be there?? and if push comes to shove, how difficult is it to replace the bowl if need be? I REALLY NEED to get this beastie back up and running ASAP. Thanks. OH..By the way, I'm at the Love
s travel Stop, I-10 exit 199 just south of Casa Grande if anyone in the area has an extra one or wants to lend a hand and a bit of experience. (I have tools) LOL reply here or just call me at 843-441-5503 Thanks again guy/gals
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:41 AM
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Sounds like its the fuel bowl heater Howard. You can just unplug that.

Is there any way you can check fuel pressure
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:42 AM
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Ok.. I just talked to Scott(scuffy) and did unplug the heater..he's implied it was just another one of Ford's "good" ideas. And no..I don't have a guage or line to test fuel pressure. Scott seemed to think that it IS fuel pressure related and it would most likely be one of 3 things..schyt in the fuel tank(which has happened before) a fuel pump clogged and about to take a dump, or the fuel filter is just too clogged. Fuel filter was changed not too long ago..maybe 30k miles but with all the crap in the fuel nowadays..never can tell and I can't tell just by looking. The local Auto zone here in Casa Grande has both filter and a pump but its 8 miles from where I'm at and I'm too damn old to try hoofing it there , let alone doing so in this heat. Anyone in the area wanna give an old coot a ride to the parts house and back???lol
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