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Old 04-30-2011, 08:52 AM
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Under Hood Fire

So i found a 2002 PSD For Sale, an the guy said there was a fire under the hood that was put out quickely after it started, the truck still runs fine, but the fire starts back up instantly after start up. He said the fire is located near the fuel filter.

I havent seen the truck yet but will by the end of the day.

I was just wondering if anyone has had a simular issue, i tried to search this with not much luck, so anyways any help would be greatly appriciated.

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Henry
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:57 AM
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Well i just spoke to the gentalmen that owns the truck an the flames are coming from the back side of the filter basin.

The truck only has 190 000 km on it so if i can get it for a reasonable price, an with some simple parts, hopefuly i will be able to do some much needed body repairs on my truck with 312 000km.

I will snap some pics an hopefuly someone on here has some experiance with a 7.3 that shoots fire from the fuel filter bowl...lol
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yiikes.. I have never heard of the one, maybe some wires shorting out there with a fuel leak?
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My fear would be, that I was purchasing the truck from some Moron who was So Clueless he treats his truck in such a manor

What has that poor truck been through in it's life with him hehehe What kind of maintenance could it have possible gotten?

He sees a small fire, puts it out, then restarts it and relights the fire and thinks "I guess I'll have to sell it like this......
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So the truck lights on fire every time you start it? That sounds bad. Take some pictures (of the area that catches fire), maybe we can give you a reason for it.
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Probably a shorted out fuel bowl heater and someone has jumpered the fuse because they couldn't figure out why it kept blowing . I have seen this on other vehicles . People used to put bolts in the fuse box back in the old days when they still used the long round fuses .
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wow-is it a fuel fire, or electrical?
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F350Buster, saw you try to post these, figured I'd help out.

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WOW, I don't think I'd buy that mess. like another poster said, what kinda maintenance did this truck get, or NOT get
I had a SMALL fire & think it was too big, thats a nasty mess
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Thanks for posting the pics up Austin...

The guy bought the truck about 6 months ago an it supposedly caught on fire when his old lady was letting it warm up in the winter. It used to be an old company truck, so multiple drivers, but the body is better than mine an has a hell of a lot less km's...

Im not to sure what to do with this truck, the price is right...

The guy said it still runs fine, except for the fire under the hood of course...lol

I dont know what to do!?!
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