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Old 10-18-2007, 09:48 AM
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Leaking Fuel pump in Argentina

Hello I am currently in Southern Argentina having driven here from Texas with our 7.3 F250 with a camper unit on the back. Our fuel pump has started to leak and as this engine was never imported into Agentina there are no replacements. I will have to drive to Chile 1000 miles where I am assured I "should" be able to get a replacement.
Does anyone see a problem driving with a leaking fuel pump.
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Welcome to the ORG, sorry to hear about yer leaky pump. You should check fuel pressure and if its too low, i wouldn't think driving on it would be too good.
How much is fuel down there?
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:39 AM
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there not hard to change. Its probably coming out the weep hole. Take your chances if you cant get one and get the heck home!
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if the engine is running fine , i would drive it till i got to a point to get it fixed when you get back
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[QUOTE=CHenry;296318]Welcome to the ORG, sorry to hear about yer leaky pump. You should check fuel pressure and if its too low, i wouldn't think driving on it would be too good.
How much is fuel down there? Here in Agentina it is $3 per gallon The cheapest place has to be Venezuela Where you can fill both both tanks for $3!!!
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That right there really pisses me off!
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:42 AM
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there not hard to change. Its probably coming out the weep hole. Take your chances if you cant get one and get the heck home!
Hi thanks again for the info. As you suspected it is coming out of the weephole. I am near chile now and expect to be there within the week. If I can get the part. I will replacing it myself ( I donīt trust anyone down here-If they have a hammer they are a mechanic! This includes the ford dealers who couldnīt even do an oil change without putting a screwdriver though the oil filter then telling me they didnīt have a new filter!)
It looks a reasonably simple job. Is there anything I need to watch for or be very careful with? Any special tool? Do I need to obtain a gasket or would a liquid gasket do.
thanks for your help Colin
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