NEED SOME INSITE!! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-05-2007, 07:05 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
NEED SOME INSITE!!

HEY ALL IM NEW TO THE FORUM AND HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT FUEL FILTER PROBLEM. I HAVE A 2003 F-250 WITH A 7.3 POWERSTROKE, I HAD THE PROBLEM OF GETTING DOWN TO ABOUT 1/4 TANK OF FUEL AND THE TRUCK WOULD START RUNNING RUFF LIKE IT WAS MISSING. TOOK IT TO THE FORD PLACE AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO EXPLORITORY SURGERY ON TO DECIDE WHAT IT WAS AT MY EXPENSE. SO NEEDLESS TO SAY I BROUGHT IT HOME. I PULLED THE TANK AND FOUND THE SCREEN FILTER TO BE NASTY BUT THE TANK LOOKED TO CLEAN, NO TRASH OR ANYTHING IN IT. ITS RUNNING FINE NOW BUT MY QUESTION IS HOW OFTEN IS THIS GOING TO HAVE TO BE DONE OR IS THERE ANYWAY TO ELEMINATE THIS PROBLEM. THANKS
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-05-2007, 07:55 AM
Conservative and Proud


 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oregon
Posts: 14,472
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Bumping this up for ya!

Haven't heard of anyone having to clean the tank screen but I change my filter every 10k. Hopefully someone can help!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-05-2007, 08:27 AM
Powerstroke Techie


 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Huntsville/Arab alabama
Posts: 3,575
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You need to do the tank and prepump filter mods I have done to solve your problem and save your injectors if you get a bad load of fuel, not to mention eliminating splash back when filling and it allowed me to get another 7 or so gallons in mine. It will elimante air getting in the system when the fuel is low and makes my truck run much quieter, even the wife noticed. It was easy and only cost me about $35 for the filter assembly and fittings at tractor supply. Look at my pictures of my fuel system to see what I am talking about.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-05-2007, 08:33 AM
Powerstroke Techie


 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Huntsville/Arab alabama
Posts: 3,575
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
here is a copy and paste from a post I did right after I did this mod:

just got done modifying my fuel system and I think it is something everyone should do. About $35 and around 4 hours and I now have a much better truck. It definitely runs quieter and I no longer loose fuel pressure when I get on it hard. In my case I have lots more power on my higher chip settings. But best of all I can get fuel anywhere I want without fear of nasty crap ruining my $300 fuel pump or my $30 filter or my $2000 injectors. A spare filter is $5 and it is easy to change so I keep one in the truck for emergencies. I finally got the pictures of the whole process added to my new picture site and tied to my signature link below.
Here is a materials list and brief description of what I did.

Parts=
Goldenrod fuel filter assembly from tractor supply ~$25 (Thanks banjo willy)
Tractor Supply Company - FUEL TANK FILTER
About 4ft of 3/8” and about 2ft of 5/16” rubber fuel line ~$10
Make a bracket/mount for the fuel filter
3/8” compression union
About 6” of 3/8” stainless tubing
3/8” hose barb to 1” pipe fittings
5/16” hose barb to 1” pipe fittings
About 6 or 8 small hose clamps

Tools=
PVC cutter
Tubing cutter
Basic hand tools

I removed my tank and loosened the large plastic nut with a block of wood and a hammer. Make sure to measure the total length of the pickup assembly before removing the white plastic mixing valve thingy. I then removed the screen in the foot and pushed the 6” tubing all the way through the foot past the check valve. Put the compression fitting on the factory tube and cut the 6” tubing so that when you assemble everything it is the same length as you measured to start with. I also used a short hose on the end of the return tube to route it away from the pickup foot but make sure it will not interfere with the gauge float. Use a PVC cutter to snip off the two plastic pipes that hang down into the tank so you can get about 6-7 extra gallons of fuel into it without it spitting out at you when filling. Reinstall the pickup assembly in the tank and tighten the nut, there should be a arrow and a mark on the tank for alignment. Put the 3/8” fuel line onto the factory line and secure it with two small hose clamps. Reinstall the tank and use the factory fuel return line and your new fuel supply line. Find a good place to mount the filter assembly and hook the 3/8” line to it securely. Now use the 5/16” hose to run from the filter to the factory electric pump and secure it all with plenty of hose clamps. This will give you clean, free flowing, and air free fuel.

If you want you can do the FPR (fuel pressure regulator) mod with either the spring out of a California FPR kit for about $25 or just put a BB behind your spring. This mod is not necessary, it just raises factory fuel pressure from around 58 psi to around 70 psi but some folks claim it helps so I went ahead and did it too while I was at it.

Thanks to all the websites and pictures posted by others that helped me with this stuff.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-05-2007, 08:38 AM
Is it even worth it???



 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lex KY
Posts: 9,093
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ABOBB Send a message via Yahoo to ABOBB
Welcome to Powerstroke.org
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-05-2007, 09:03 AM
Strokin' In Dixie-Land
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Troy, Alabama
Posts: 2,393
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to the Site!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 09-05-2007, 06:05 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
HEY I APPRECIATE THAT I HAD HEARD OF DOING SOMTHING LIKE THAT TO SWAP IT BUT THAT REPLY WAS MORE INFORMATIVE THEN IV BEEN GETTING. THAK YOU
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 09-05-2007, 06:22 PM
Almostdunfukinwidit


 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 30,946
Thanks: 105
Thanked 88 Times in 82 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Welcome to the org
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 09-05-2007, 07:14 PM
Banned
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ponca City, Okla
Posts: 1,089
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to Blue01F250 Send a message via Yahoo to Blue01F250
Welcome to the .org! and I am subscribing to this so I can do the same mod some day!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 09-05-2007, 07:33 PM
Still Alive



 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Silverdale, WA
Posts: 27,571
Thanks: 5
Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to westcoaststrokin
to the ORG!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors