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Old 05-20-2019, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel filter leak

Just got home and smelled diesel fuel. Got out and sure enough it was leaking. Started it up and this is what I saw...looks like a pin hole in the top of the fuel filter. No check engine light or low fuel pressure warning. Has anyone seen this before?
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:31 PM
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Good thing you smelled it or it could have been real bad if it started on fire.
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The service guy at my local dealer mentioned that the upper fuel filter had a tendency to do exactly this. "Pinhole in the top center" were his exact words. I think he said it usually happened at around 20k miles on the filter. I typically change my fuel filters every 10k, but I haven't hit that on this truck yet. How many miles since your last filter change?

He told me to always carry a spare fuel filter, because it's not IF it's WHEN. I should probably get that spare filter soon...

Thanks for the post. I imagine you're not the only one experiencing this, but I'm guessing a lot of people don't know about the timebomb under their hood. I'm glad it wasn't a disaster in your case!
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Right now the truck has just under 28k. I changed them at 15k, so that puts 13k on the filters. Yes I’m lucky nothing bad happened, just shocked no light came on.
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Unbelievable........ You would think this would be fixed permanently for liability reasons.
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I picked up an HS Motorsports Fuel Filter Conversion Kit which eliminates the plastic filter housing and replaces it with a nice billet housing and it uses generic filters.
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I picked up an HS Motorsports Fuel Filter Conversion Kit which eliminates the plastic filter housing and replaces it with a nice billet housing and it uses generic filters.
What’s it look like in the truck? Worried about warranty?

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Whatís it look like in the truck? Worried about warranty?
I havenít installed it yet as it was a struggle to get one in Canada. None of the stocking dealers had one. I have unboxed it and it looks to be another high quality piece from HSM. Iíll probably install it when I change my fuel filters in about 4500 miles. Only crappy thing is Ford only sells the filters as a kit that includes both the fuel conditioner module filter and the under hood filter so if you want a Motorcraft FCM filter youíll get the under hood one too. Iím not too concerned with warranty as Ford would likely blame something else like my S&B CAI or HSM OEM replacement intercooler pipe.


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I picked up an HS Motorsports Fuel Filter Conversion Kit which eliminates the plastic filter housing and replaces it with a nice billet housing and it uses generic filters.
Looks like a good mod but do we know if it filters as well
As the oem? We all know these things are very finicky about their clean fuel

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