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Old 03-13-2008, 07:55 PM
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FPR shim

Just did the FPR shim mod earlier this evening, it went fine and the truck ran great. Drove her 4 or 5 miles to where I would be for a few hours. Truck ran great. On my way home I blew the filter cover gasket. I limped home another 3 or 4 miles, and watched my fuel gauge go from just under 1/4 to about empty at $4.29 a gallon. Last time I did a fuel filter I tightened it down as tight as I could by hand. I re-set the gasket and tightened the cap down with big water pump pliers this time. Do you think the cap wasn't tight enough? Did my pressure go ballistic? Do I take it out? It't not leaking now, but I am nervous. I have diesel everywhere, my clutch is slipping, what a mess. Thanks
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:55 PM
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Did you check your fuel pressure with a gauge? It is possible that your shim is too thick. From what I've read, the fuel bowl lid is the first thing to blow off if your pressures are too high.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:33 AM
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I don't suppose that my clutch will come back will it? It got soaked with diesel also. Sorry about double post, don't know what I'm doing.

Last edited by Gregch; 03-15-2008 at 05:37 AM. Reason: Appology
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:37 AM
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Don't know about the clutch....sorry.
I was ready to do the BB shim (it's still sitting right here by the computer) but decided to wait until I can install a gauge. I have read about what happened to you. I'd say you might want to take it back out until you can monitor the pressure. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:53 AM
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I did. Wish I was more careful and did a gauge first.
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Your clutch may come back, just may not be as good as it once was. Hope it didnt finish off your clutch
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