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Old 03-27-2006, 11:30 AM
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Fuel Leaking From Top of Filter Housing

I changed my fuel filter yesterday and now it has a VERY bad leak around the top of the housing. I did change the O-ring with the one supplied with the new filter and I am pretty sure it is not the drain valve (I can watch fuel begin to seep around the lid). I also lined the "hole" in the threaded portion of the lid up with the port on the side of the housing. I have the cap on pretty tight right now and don't want to break it, or the housing, by "going Conan" on the torque to tighten this thing down.

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Old 03-27-2006, 02:41 PM
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make sure you have the o-ring bevel up. pointed side up. by the way, fill in your sig so we know what you have. also coat it with clean diesel that helps to somewhat.
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if its an aftermarket fuel filter...i have seen some that are a little too tall and wont allow a proper seal.........also, if its a stock filter......make sure that it is seated all the way down before puting hte lid on, and it doesnt take too terribly much torque to seal, it may be overtorqued.......just a few thoughts......Marc
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:24 PM
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I'll update my sig, sorry. 2000 F-250 PS. The o-ring is bevel side up, but I doubt its that it is too tight but I'll check.

Thanks alot.
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:27 PM
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you know, i finnaly replaced mine. the guy at advance auto parts, tried to sell me one of thier $20 purolator specials that had the cap built on. i told him he!! no. them thing's suck. i went to ford and paid $47 for one. at least i know it'll work and not leak.
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you know, i finnaly replaced mine. the guy at advance auto parts, tried to sell me one of thier $20 purolator specials that had the cap built on. i told him he!! no. them thing's suck. i went to ford and paid $47 for one. at least i know it'll work and not leak.
u know.....most of the time those cheaper aftermarkets are fine.....but occasionally you see one that isnt....plus if you cut them and inspect....the aftermarket ones USUALLY are not constructed as well....there are some exceptions to this of course....but it is a good general rule......Marc
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:36 PM
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i didnt mind it being purolator. it was the cap built on it that turned me away from it. i read on here ,i think, that they dont seal that good or something like that. i have no problem spending $47 on a motorcraft though.
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i didnt mind it being purolator. it was the cap built on it that turned me away from it. i read on here ,i think, that they dont seal that good or something like that. i have no problem spending $47 on a motorcraft though.
ask your dealer if they will give you a significant "buy the case" discount....and also shop case prices on ebay.........it may be worth it in the end........Marc
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