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post #41 of 98 Old 04-01-2009, 10:55 AM
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Think my filters are causing problem

Another newbie (new to diesel and this site), with a 2003 6.0 F350. Love the truck but just started having a problem. I can drive it a while, but eventually pressing the fuel pedal will not deliver fuel to engine. I'm thinking clogged fuel filters, and planning to use the instructions here to replace mine. Does this problem sound familliar to anyone? Should I be looking for a different cause, or does this sound right? Thanks for any help anyone can give.
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Another newbie (new to diesel and this site), with a 2003 6.0 F350. Love the truck but just started having a problem. I can drive it a while, but eventually pressing the fuel pedal will not deliver fuel to engine. I'm thinking clogged fuel filters, and planning to use the instructions here to replace mine. Does this problem sound familliar to anyone? Should I be looking for a different cause, or does this sound right? Thanks for any help anyone can give.
I would definately change the filters so you know that isnt it, It could be a bad fuel pump. The filters are cheap and easy to change. The filters are about 50$ and you can do it in 15 minutes.


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I would definately change the filters so you know that isnt it, It could be a bad fuel pump. The filters are cheap and easy to change. The filters are about 50$ and you can do it in 15 minutes.
Replaced the filters a few days ago, but that did not fix the problem. Ford dealer diagnostic says I need to replace the # 2, 4, 6, & 8 fuel injectors (part# 3C3Z-9E527-EBRM for $330 each), a Tube-Fuel SU (part# 3C3Z-9A332-AA for $80), & a Regulator-FU (part# 3C3Z-9C968-AA for $355). There is also a charge for the labor to replace a Stand Pipe, but that's missing from my list of parts so there is no part number. Does anyone know what the Stand Pipe is?

I had one mechanic tell me that if the regulator needs to be replaced, it is possible that the injectors might be fine themselves. According to him, the faulty regulator likely told the diagnostics computer that the injectors were bad. It looks like I'm going to need a good mechanic in the Seattle area, that's willing to work with me on the price. For the price the dealership gives me, the truck will simply have to stay parked for a very long time instead. I know the old adage that "you get what you pay for" is all too true, but at the same time I have to keep a roof over my families head and food in their mouths. If I have to sacrifice somewhere it will be the truck that gets sacrificed, not my family. I can survive without the truck for a while. Thanks for any help anyone can give.

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I haven't changed my fuel filters on my '07 yet because I only have 10,000 miles on the truck, but I do plan on doing it soon. after reading all the posts on this thread and reading my book I have a few simple questions.

1. when I take the water seperator plug out will the fuel stop running once the filter housing is drained or will it continue to run from the fuel tank?

2. what size socket do I need for the filter along the frame 35mm or 36mm? I've seen both listed on this thread

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I haven't changed my fuel filters on my '07 yet because I only have 10,000 miles on the truck, but I do plan on doing it soon. after reading all the posts on this thread and reading my book I have a few simple questions.

1. when I take the water seperator plug out will the fuel stop running once the filter housing is drained or will it continue to run from the fuel tank?

2. what size socket do I need for the filter along the frame 35mm or 36mm? I've seen both listed on this thread

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When the bowl is empty on the water seperator the fuel flow will stop.

35 or 36mm will work.
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When the bowl is empty on the water seperator the fuel flow will stop.

35 or 36mm will work.
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I dont have a 35mm socket but I do have a 36mm and it works just fine
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has anyone used a standard socket size rather than the 35 or 36mm. I'm thinking maybe a 1 3/8" might work. any thoughts?
4/13/09 update: weel I saved myself from buying a 35 or 36mm socket for now. went to Sears with the intention of buying one, but saw they had their 3/4" drive set on sale so I bought this with hopes that one of the standard size sockets in the set would work and since I've been wanting one of these sets anyway I thought maybe I could kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I was right, the 1 3/8" socket fits the nut perfectly, but getting the 3/4" drive ratchet up in there is another story. not sure how it's gonna go when the time comes to change this filter, but I'm gonna try it with the 3/4" drive.. I may end up buying a 1/2" drive socket anyway

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does anyone know were you can get the top fuel filter cap, i broke mine and cant replace filters till i get a new cap.
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does anyone know were you can get the top fuel filter cap, i broke mine and cant replace filters till i get a new cap.
The dealer, they aren't too badly priced. There are also some billet ones around, but they are like 75+, a little too pricey for me. Sorry, but I can't recall the vendor.

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