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Fuel line Repair

Ok so you got a leak at your fuel filter housing. The rubber o-ring that is on it is destroyed and you are leaking fuel.

You can do a couple things.

1. New fuel line from Ford for 150 dollars.

2. Try and find Parker 60vlv-4 rubber sleeve sleeve good for 400 psi

3. Go to the auto parts store. Get some 1/4 inch steel brake line. Get a brass fitting 1/8 inch NPT to 1/4 inch flare. Then make your own fuel line for less then then 20 bucks.


I did number 3 and it does not leak and it works great. Just becareful to not install the fitting into the filter housing to far. If you do it will crack the housing where the fitting goes and it will leak. I found this out. But I had an extra filter housing so I swapped it out and now I have no fuel leak.


Also you can cut the original fuel line coming off the filter housing with a tubing cutter. You can then use high pressure fuel line with double hose clamps on each end of the line. You cut the ford fitting off you install a flare fitting on the fuel line and then you replace the fitting on the filter housing with a 1/8 NPT to 1/4 inch flare fitting. It too will not leak and it will get you back on the road quicker and you can use it til you can do the complete fuel line replacement.

You can also do this with the bigger one on the driverside of the fuel filter housing. But you will have to use bigger fittings.

The only one I have not figured out yet is the one at the top on the driverside of the housing.


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which one normally leaks?

im always catching fuel in my valley but i dont know which line its from, also when i do decide to do this where can i bleed air from?

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which one normally leaks?

im always catching fuel in my valley but i dont know which line its from, also when i do decide to do this where can i bleed air from?
Well the air bleeds out on its own.

If you have a fuel leak check the water seperator drain valve. Many places sell the rebuild kits for the water seperator drain. Which is most common to leak on a 7.3L


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