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Old 09-29-2012, 04:37 PM
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Fuel filter help

I changed my fuel filters this afternoon an while I was under the truck I found this on the ground and thought maybe it fell out of the housing while I was pulling the old filter out. I couldn't find anywhere that it could have gone. It may have already been on the ground which is what I'm hoping. I finished the filters and it started and runs fine. Any ideas?



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Old 09-29-2012, 06:07 PM
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It smell like fuel
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:25 PM
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I don't recognize that part and I've had my HFCM apart before...
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:29 PM
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It smell like fuel
Idk. My hands were all full of diesel when I picked it up.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:08 PM
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did you change in a garage or an area where there were other auto parts or motors around you? i know sometimes i get paranoid when i get lazy and unorganized in the garage and i do a routine maintenance on something and accidentally find a part under the truck or motor that belongs to something else in the garage.

let's hope this is your case. If not, I would look long and hard in and around my housing for a slot. Also, that piece looks a little dirty to be inside of your FFH. Take another look. Is it on the yellow plastic drain valve by any chance?
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:31 PM
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Images of the filter housing page 4. To me it looks like a bushing, to the old filter look like somethings missing




http://www.google.com/search?q=2008+...20&bih=508#p=3
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I did do it in the garage where the mower and 4 wheeler and everything else is. It's very possible it came from something else. I felt around inside the housing and never could find any place it may have come from.
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That is a line cap that ford uses on fuel lines/hfcms/ etc to keep stuff out of the lines during shipping/install. Nothing to be worried about.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:00 AM
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So why was it still in the hfcm? It couldn't hurt anything by still being in there?
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It was probably sitting in the frame rail and you dislodged it. It wouldn't be in the HFCM
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