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post #1 of 8 Old 11-22-2006, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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The other day I found that my fuel filter cap was loose and it was puking fuel. I tightened it and all was fine for two days, then it did it again. So I tightened it again. It has done this three times now! Everytime I tighten the cap it is fine for a couple days then wam it does it again. What is going on? (filter was replaced in July of '06, problem started November)
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is the rubber oring still there, that should help it keep tight

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make sure o-ring isn't poking out anywhere, you may have pinched it between the cap and the edge of the housing,

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I had the same problem recently, it turned out that the o-ring seemed stretched out for some reason. It was really evident when I compared the new one to the old one.

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The rubber o-ring that seals the lid on the fuel filter are tapered if you look hard they have a kind of angle cut on them and they only go on one way, the wider on top and the taper down on the bottom, if not that way then they will leak....most fuel filters have the instructions in the box...at least the ones from some of the local jobbers do...
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I have a 1995. My filter directions show the tapered edge of the gasket facing up. Is this wrong?

I don't think mine is leaking from this from this patictular location. Where are some common fuel leak locations (on a 1995 7.3)?
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Hey PLADEAD, this is a fairly old thread, you will probably get more action if you start a new thread in this forum.

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