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Old 03-01-2010, 02:26 PM
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Fuel leaks continued....

So I've been trying to get the leaks sealed up. Bought a fuel bowl kit from Bob at Diesel O-rings (great service btw) and replaced the drain valve o-rings and the O-rings on the electric plug. No more drips from there, but looks like the filter is leaking. It's a new one as of a week ago (Wix with molded cap) and I used the O-ring and square cut gasket it came with. Put in a new one anyway, (also a Wix). Cranked that sucker down and leaks less, but still picking up fuel with a rag around the rim. Rev it up a bit and by the looks of the turbo tubes there's a little spraying action going on.
Threads look pretty good on the fuel bowl...

- Anybody had issues with these filters?
- Anybody recommend a good brand?

This is really irritating.

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Old 03-01-2010, 05:32 PM
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Anybody got anything? This thing is makin a mess.
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I haven't ever used the Wix but have never had any problems with the stock Motorcraft filters. Have you pulled it again and made sure everything was still right inside and nothing pinched or any possible plastic debris maybe in the threads?
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Everytime I change filters I have issues with the gasket sealing. I'm gonna try a motor craft one next time and hope it seals for good. Good luck to you.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:28 PM
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Everytime I change filters I have issues with the gasket sealing. I'm gonna try a motor craft one next time and hope it seals for good. Good luck to you.
Hmm... okay. Well, I guess I'll go pick up the motorcraft filter.

Polorbear- Yes I did check and re-check the gaskets and O-rings. I was all over that engine with a flashlight this afternoon looking at everything. Threads are all good to go, fuel bowl is clean of debris, seals are positioned correctly. I must have wiped clean and started the danged thing 10 times and pulled the filter and reseated it a couple times. I did lube up the gaskets with a little fuel as well. I wonder if a little Vasoline will help...
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:27 AM
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I use Wix filters all the time, I've even tried the Motorcraft. I always have to put the square cut gasket in upside down. If i put it in like the directions say then i get fuel spraying all over the engine... When i flip it over, i put it on hand tight, and no leaks at all.

Try and see... maybe it will work for you also.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:24 PM
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I use Wix filters all the time, I've even tried the Motorcraft. I always have to put the square cut gasket in upside down. If i put it in like the directions say then i get fuel spraying all over the engine... When i flip it over, i put it on hand tight, and no leaks at all.

Try and see... maybe it will work for you also.
Didn't know there was an up to the Wix gakets, can't tell. So, I bought a different filter today. One like the the Motorcraft with angle cut gaskets. Put that one in and it dribbles just a bit. Take it off and flip the gasket (angled one) up-side down and Bingo... no leaks. What the heck...??? Whatever... I'm not touching the dang thing until I have to.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:47 PM
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Ford up here supplies Puralator fuel filters if you dont have the stock cap, they work amazing, they come with the cap intact and i have never had an issue with one.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:31 PM
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If i remember right my Wix filters came with that angled gasket also...Either way I don't understand why it is either that when you do it like the directions it leaks all over the place, and when you do exactly opposite it works great.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:48 PM
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Ford up here supplies Puralator fuel filters if you dont have the stock cap, they work amazing, they come with the cap intact and i have never had an issue with one.
That's what I put in...had to flip the gasket upside down.... works now.
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