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Old 07-06-2011, 04:36 PM
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fuel filter problem!!!! GGGRRRRRRRRR

well i used the usually very helpful search feature to come up with international part number for fuel filters. went to international and picked it up for 32.00

i felt like shi+ all day so i decided when it cooled off i would change the oil and fuel filters. well changed the oil and then changed the top fuel filter, all went smooth. then i got to the dread frame rail housing. finally got the lid off after laying in fuel for about 10 minutes. go to put the new filter in, it doesnt have an o ring like the ford one that came out. the other end is the same and the size is the same. i got international part # 1847170C93

then, when i took the old filter out i set it in the bucket i drained it in, it didnt have oil in it but it had oily residue from changing an oil a while ago. can i still use that filter, if it has a little oil residue in it or is that a bad idea. the fuel in the bucket still looked like fuel, you couldnt tell oil was in it but i know what i previously used the bucket for. WHAT DO I DO NOW! goto for and spend $80 bux on the right part?

here is a pic of the new filter, it doesnt have the o ring
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:43 PM
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hose it out with brake clean or the fast drying solvent of your choice (De natured alcohol might be the best) untill its clean. Let it dry and install, no worries. A photo of the filter in question would be cool as well. I am sure you can get an O-Ring. I would call the parts counter you got it from, maybe you got a bum filter and the O-ring fell out or got stolen.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:45 PM
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Can't you take the o-ring off the old one and put it on the new one?
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:56 PM
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its a different style hold on let me get a pic of the one that came out of it. will a oil residue hurt the injectors or anything at all or should i not even risk starting my truck
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:59 PM
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this is a comparison of the 2, i found this pic with a website. first is a pic, then i will post a link to the site i found
new style is on the left, old is on the right, see how it is missing the o ring part


here is the link, supposedly the filter works, thank god
Improved 6.4L & 6.0L Motorcraft Diesel Fuel Filters
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:04 PM
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Both styles work just fine. Ford and International updated it to include the o-ring for a better seal, but the original one is fine unless you get fuel with a lot of water in it.
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so your saying the one on the right is the new style, and the one on the left is old style?????. well that sucks, it doesnt look right and doesnt seem like it would seal.
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Yes, the one on the right is the improved version. With it installed, some people are having injector reliability issues from low fuel pressure because it will plug off w/ dirty diesel. Can't win ....................... get better filtering, but take the risk of low fuel pressure. A fuel pressure gauge is very important!!

I am still working off my inventory of the original filters. Been lucky though - no bad fuel yet (at 91k miles).
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Yeah. I have a fuel gauge. I run 62-65psi all day long. So should I use the old style filter or get a new style one. How does one stop water from getting by.
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I would use it
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