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Old 09-01-2006, 06:04 PM
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Fuel Filter Cannister

Any one else have a hard time getting the fuel cannister that the filter sits in to tighten all the way and not allow fuel to leak??? I have to use sand paper and a belt wrench to get mine all the way tight! My truck also worked the cap loose and let fuel out onto intake manifold, then it ran down the back of motor and onto the tranny! I thought something else was seriously wrong!!!
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:25 PM
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Thumbs up That makes a mess

I have read on the form of others having the same problem. If I remember right it's the length of some brands of filters. If you are real lucky Marc may stop by and put in his two cents worth in. You can read threw the posts and I'm sure you will find the info you are looking for. I do remember that the filters that come with a replacement top that a ratchet will fit into are the ones to stay away from. That is too bad I know diesel makes a real mess. Hope this helps and good luck.
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:33 PM
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lol..guess hes real lucky!!....j/k....you make it sound like i only offer my help to a select few but seriously, i do my best to catch every thread but this forum has gotten so big that that would be a fulltime job, i catch as many as i possibly can though.....


ANYWYAS, back to the topic, YES, filters that come with a cap dont tend to seal well, and the whole purpose of them coming with the cap is to get you to take off the factory cap, hopefully lose it, and be stuck with the aftermarket from then on. I know a lot of guys use puralators in thier truck cause they are cheap, but they are not good filters. There is a reason they are so cheap. When injectors are approz 350 bucks a piece, IMO you put the best possible filter in the truck to protect those injectors.

The aftermarket filters that come with a cap do tend to leak, and while i dont have any specific knoledge as to why, my assumption is as was said above, its overall filter height keeping the lid from sealing. It could also be a poor quality o ring as well. Either way, using the factory cap that seals properly with whatever filter you can get that fits, perferable motocraft IMO, is your best bet!!!!
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Is there still an o-ring on the lid from a previous filter change. I've owned or driven 9 different powerstrokes since 96 and have never had fuel leak from there. A friend of mine had the same problem and come to find out there was an o-ring left on the lid. This may not be the problem but its worth looking at.
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Wink Marc does your fingers sore

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Hats off to you. With all the post and questions it is a full time job you do so well along with others on here also. You guys are the reason this site is so great. Like they say two heads are better than one and on here you get the real deal HA!! Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-02-2006, 06:03 AM
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Is there still an o-ring on the lid from a previous filter change. I've owned or driven 9 different powerstrokes since 96 and have never had fuel leak from there. A friend of mine had the same problem and come to find out there was an o-ring left on the lid. This may not be the problem but its worth looking at.
No I took the old seal off when I put the new filter on. I just got is a tight as possible.
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