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post #1 of 5 Old 01-01-2013, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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fuel filter spitting fuel leak HELP

fuel filter spitting fuel leak HELP
my 01 PSD is spitting fuel from top of fuel filter. Repalced fueal filter. Still leaking from top. Is there back pressure??? I am broke and need a fix for this. Please help.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-02-2013, 10:56 AM
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did this start after you replaced the filter or was the old filter doing it as well? if after new filter id bet its simply just the gasket. its possible the gasket is on upside down. is it a motorcraft filter...?

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I had seen this before. The problem was the gasket. It wasn't seated properly and how in the world it didn't leak until it did was amazing. It wasn't seated proper because somebody didn't remove the old gasket and there were two gaskets.
Go to Napa and get a fiter. It comes with everything you need and they work just fine. Advanced or Autozone work fine too. Just make sure you get all parts of the old filter and gasket out. Install new filter, fill it up with diesel kleen, then fire it up and go. Make sure you get the old gasket off the plastic cap...you don't want to double up the gasket and it wouldn't surprise me if someone done that on accident and that is why you have a leak.
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I ran Wix for a while and I went back to stock. kept leaking (think spraying) all the time.
I actually got a better seal running my gasket upside down... dunno why but it ain't leaking now.

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Coat the new gasket in diesel as well. I have had good luck with Wix filters and o-rings.
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