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fuel filter leak

1997 f-350 7.3 psd. I installed a new fuel filter and gasket but fuel bubbles out from around the gasket. I did put clean diesel on gasket when I installed it. At first I hand tightened it but now I have tightened it as much as I dare but still leaks when pressure builds up. I bought filter at Ford so it is supposed to be ok.
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my dad has a 95. he doesnt change the gasket?o ring everytime. he uses the old one. he said it helps.

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Thanks, I`ll see if I can find the old one and try it although it was probably thrown.
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Smile sure it leaking top not here?

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That gasket only goes on one way too. Did you put it on upside down maybe?

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I`ll check. It is possible I did. Thanks for the suggestion. Will let you know.
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Sounds like the gasket may be upside down.

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i second the upside down comment..seen it a few times before
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Yep, upside down. Thanks for the info,

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