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Old 11-21-2013, 07:30 AM
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Question Fuel Trickling From Filter Drain Hose

Time for another horrible explanation of a problem I've got. LOL I'll try my best this time:

The road in front of my house has a slight incline. The other day, I pulled my truck out of the driveway & got out to talk to my wife, leaving the truck pointing down the hill. When I walked back to the truck, there was a steady trickle, almost a stream of fluid coming out of the bottom radiator area. At 1st, I thought it was coolant, but after a quick sniff, it turns out it's fuel. I drove the truck to a friend's house & parked it on level ground. After about 20min., I went to check to see if there was a stream & it looks like it only dripped a couple of drops. Yesterday, I was looking for a vacuum leak under the truck(my driveway is level) & I noticed the hose for the fuel filter drain was saturated & it has dripped enough times to make a spot about the size of a half-dollar. I went up top to make sure the drain lever was in the right position & it is. The cap & housing is bone dry. However, the lever seems to move a little more freely than I remembered it to.

Performance-wise, the truck feels like it's running like a top, so I don't imagine the leak in it's current state is causing problems. But I'm sure this isn't a problem that's going to get better, it's probably going to get worse, right? Has anyone else had this happen to them? Where do I start looking?
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:50 AM
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I'd be thinking it's time to do this -> Welcome to guzzle's PSD Fuel Filter Drain Valve Repair Web Page
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:09 AM
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Hmmmmm....very interesting. Doesn't seem like a hard job. I'll give this a shot. Do you think I could just get these O-rings matched at a parts store? Or is this kit Guzzle has Ford p/n specific? Just wondering to see if I can save some time.
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beat me to it...it's caused (usually) by the ULSD that our trucks wernt designed for.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:14 AM
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In a pinch, I'm sure any new O-ring the right size will work OK...

BUT, if you're going to be maintaining your truck and haven't replaced a lot of this stuff already, I'd be thinking this too -> "Mechanics Parts Cabinet" Combo repair kit for common Fuel and Oil repairs 99.5-03

In it, the only option for better O-rings happens to be those you need so, regular "part stores" rings can be much improved upon

When I bough that kit I ponied-up the coupla bucks for the better ones but haven't used them yet.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:59 AM
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In a pinch, I'm sure any new O-ring the right size will work OK...

BUT, if you're going to be maintaining your truck and haven't replaced a lot of this stuff already, I'd be thinking this too -> "Mechanics Parts Cabinet" Combo repair kit for common Fuel and Oil repairs 99.5-03

In it, the only option for better O-rings happens to be those you need so, regular "part stores" rings can be much improved upon

When I bough that kit I ponied-up the coupla bucks for the better ones but haven't used them yet.
That's one thing that's bouncing around in my head is Viton quality vs. Napa quality. The only thing that's stopped me from going down the street is wondering if I'll get years of service out of something as simple as "any old O-rings", or having to take the valve apart in a few months because I didn't pony up the extra bucks, especially on a job that appears "easy" but needs careful attention to detail. I think I've got enough time to wait. I'm just going to buy the kit from Guzzle. I'm the type of person that needs the piece of mind.
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Mine was leaking bad and I need it fixed ASAP.
The ford dealer wanted like $89 for two orings, soooo I used a little RTV and it worked for a few months.
I used that borrowed time to order the mechanics kit from RiffRaff.
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