WARNING about the fuel water seperator cap on frame - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2010, 07:57 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Deer Park,Tx
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WARNING about the fuel water seperator cap on frame

Well the cheap *** i am i was going to change the fuel filters on my 2011. Got the filters from an online source much cheaper than the dealer was almost by 1/2. Bought the 32mm socket for removing the cap on frame to access filter. Got my 1/2 drive socket wrench crawled under truck & put socket on wrench then onto 32mm PLASTIC nut on cap. Went to turn it counter clockwise as directions say in manual & the DAMN PLASTIC NUT broke off. So now fuel is spewing out of the hole where the nut used to be. So now calling around to every dealer in my area & no one stocks one, too new of a part.. Found one in Midland,Tx but they wont sell it, its for the shop only..

Finally found one in Hobbs New Mexico & they are going to overnite it too me... Well woulda been cheaper to let dealer change it now...

Don't use the 32mm socket to remove, get a strap wrench or pipe wrench to turn the cap with....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-17-2010, 09:03 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Deer Park,Tx
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Update. I expoxied the nut back into the cap. Wonder if it will hold ??????. Used some 5 minute epoxy.... Will the diesel make it weak over time...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-17-2010, 09:07 AM
shhhhh, can you hear it?

 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: wichita,ks
Posts: 2,236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
it shouldnt.depends on type.find some that is used for patching fuel tanks and you should be good to go
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-17-2010, 09:15 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Deer Park,Tx
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Its just 5 minute epoxy like you buy in a store.. Has a hardener & epoxy that you mix together...I already did, just letting it set up & harden..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-17-2010, 09:18 AM
shhhhh, can you hear it?

 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: wichita,ks
Posts: 2,236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yea it should be good to go as long as it says ok for fuel tanks or something besides do not use near fuel on the package.most two part epoxies are good stuff.i personally like the stuff that comes as a roll with the base in the middle and you just knead it together.that or jb weld.jb weld is some tuff ****.i knew a guy once that got tired of doing head gaskets so he jb welded his heads on (total dumbass) and never had another leaky head.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-17-2010, 09:32 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: West Texas
Posts: 123
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 09stroker View Post
Found one in Midland,Tx but they wont sell it, its for the shop only..
Yeah, i'm from Midland and the dealerships here are
That doesn't surprise me at all lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-17-2010, 11:47 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Deer Park,Tx
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Guy in parts in Midland,Tx says was going to call me back after talking with his manager about selling me the part. Still no call back....Oh well found one...

Put it all back together after epoxing the nut back on & all is good so far... No leaks & the truck runs.....

Last edited by 09stroker; 11-17-2010 at 04:42 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-18-2010, 04:07 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is this the first time it's been changed? Sounds like either a) it was installed and overtorqued, b) installed without any oil on the threads.

I hear there's a billet AL cap available but have no idea on sources or cost.

Good luck.

Al
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 11-18-2010, 11:50 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Deer Park,Tx
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
First time its ever been changed.. It was tight as heck... Had to use a 24" pipe wrench ato get loose...Just wish now woulda let dealer do it. That way they coulda paid for the new part...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 11-23-2010, 05:04 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ok. Did you oil the threads and o-ring when you installed the new one?

Good luck.

Al
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors