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Fuel bowl leaking .... again, time to MOD

Hey Guy, a couple of years ago my Fuel bowl where the fuel filter is located on top the engine was leaking.... I spent a lot of money getting it fixed with another by mechanic before i started learning a lot about modifications of these truck. Man did that suck, i could have done the mod then had i known.

Anyways. It is leaking again so now i am looking into doing the Fuel mod that removes the fuel bowl. I read a while about a modification to the fuel system that would replace the fuel bowl. Not sure if it is the Hutch and Harpoon mod if something different. I know i can probably do some searches on this site but at the moment i dont have a lot of time and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. here are a few questions i have regarding the mod.

1. Will the hutch and harpoon mod replace the fuel bowl or is there another
2. is this mod very complicated or is it easy to install? i am pretty mechanically inclined, but i dont know diesels that well
3. is there ia general ball park cost to this mod?
4. does the Fuel system mode REQUIRE a Fuel Pressure gauge? or only recommended?
5. If there are many different Fuel modifications that can be done, which is the best or most recommended?

Truck is in sig. '02 F250 2WD 7.3L - I do plan on keeping this truck for a long time and i do plan on performing other mods like the PHP chip, new larger injectors, new larger turbo, etc. So based on this what is recommended?

thanks for any info you have to offer

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Replaced Batteries, Starter and Waterpump
Zerex EC-1 Coolant
Sprayed Herculiner to Front Grill and Bumper
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im pretty sure the hutch and harpoon mod has to do with the pick up in the tank. when it comes time, i think i am going to use the kit from Irate, he does a nice job and i wont have to worry if i did it right. and then you get regulated return also.

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thanks cowboy, but is there a mod that would remove/replace the Fuel bowl / filter housing? thought i read that somewhere a while back

2002 F250 Super Duty 7.3L XLT Crew Cab 2WD
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ISSPRO Gauges on Tripple A-Pillar Pod
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18"x9" XD Rockstars W/35"x12.5" Toyo Open Country
Amp Research Powered Steps
Replaced Batteries, Starter and Waterpump
Zerex EC-1 Coolant
Sprayed Herculiner to Front Grill and Bumper
------ Other Mods coming soon -------
Phoenix PHP 6 Position Chip
4" Exhaust System
SD66 Turbo
Larger Injectors - Either Stage1 160s or Hybrids
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jake will probly make whatever you need, but i know driven diesel makes a kit i think it can be had for around $600 with no filter. i am sure there are others. but there are also threads on self made kits if you want to go that route, you said you didnt have much time so i was giving you the easy way out if you are planning on bigger injectors in the future i would definatly do a regulated return while you are at it.

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Ok and yeah always busy... not much time to spare, but i definitly want to do it right... So a Regulated Return is the way to go then... i do remember reading and discussing this type of mod a while back. Does the RR include removing the stock fuel filter bowl? and replacing it with something else?

2002 F250 Super Duty 7.3L XLT Crew Cab 2WD
6637 DIY Air Intake
ISSPRO Gauges on Tripple A-Pillar Pod
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18"x9" XD Rockstars W/35"x12.5" Toyo Open Country
Amp Research Powered Steps
Replaced Batteries, Starter and Waterpump
Zerex EC-1 Coolant
Sprayed Herculiner to Front Grill and Bumper
------ Other Mods coming soon -------
Phoenix PHP 6 Position Chip
4" Exhaust System
SD66 Turbo
Larger Injectors - Either Stage1 160s or Hybrids
Hutch n' harpoon Mod
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it can go both ways, there is a strait RR, then there is RR with bowl delete, and there is the full blown systems with pump filter RR and everything. it all depends on how far you want to go and how much you want to spend.... like always.

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I gotcha, guess i need to start price comparing, definitely looking at the bowl delete. tired of fixing my stock bowl that keeps leaking. guess i will get a price on the full blown system while i'm at it. Any suggestions/recommendations on company to buy from? You listed Irate in a previous post. They offer the full blown systems? Any company i should stay away from? oh and thanks for the info, big help

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ISSPRO Gauges on Tripple A-Pillar Pod
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18"x9" XD Rockstars W/35"x12.5" Toyo Open Country
Amp Research Powered Steps
Replaced Batteries, Starter and Waterpump
Zerex EC-1 Coolant
Sprayed Herculiner to Front Grill and Bumper
------ Other Mods coming soon -------
Phoenix PHP 6 Position Chip
4" Exhaust System
SD66 Turbo
Larger Injectors - Either Stage1 160s or Hybrids
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i am no expert, heck you have been a member longer than me, but i guess i read too much I think irate is well respected, i seem to remember reading somewhere that the Air Dog systems had some problems but im not sure of that. I have herd nothing but good stuff about FuelLab equipment(which is what irate uses) i think the driven diesel stuff is respectable for the price. I feel like we are having a private conversation here and i wish someone with actual experience would chime in. all i know is what i have read in my own research, as i plan on doing this soon myself.

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Cowboy no worries. You threw out some good suggestions .. now that i read them i am remembering the names. Will just do some price comparisons. When do you plan on doing your? I wasnt planning on mine anytime soon but this dang leak will force me to do this mod very soon.

2002 F250 Super Duty 7.3L XLT Crew Cab 2WD
6637 DIY Air Intake
ISSPRO Gauges on Tripple A-Pillar Pod
Fabtech 6" Suspension Lift
18"x9" XD Rockstars W/35"x12.5" Toyo Open Country
Amp Research Powered Steps
Replaced Batteries, Starter and Waterpump
Zerex EC-1 Coolant
Sprayed Herculiner to Front Grill and Bumper
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Phoenix PHP 6 Position Chip
4" Exhaust System
SD66 Turbo
Larger Injectors - Either Stage1 160s or Hybrids
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my wife said i can spend the tax return this year , and i have a long shopping list LOL

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