Symptoms of a clogged fuel filter include hesitation when accelerating or simply a general feeling of loss of power. You need special tools but are cheap at the parts store. Doesn't seem to be the O-Ring seal for the filter itself but there is two what seems plastic assemblies attached to the fuel filter housing where it seems to be coming from. With a picktool, remove the old o-rings from their pockets. It can be frustrating when a small screw drops in one of the crevices that are hidden by all of the hoses and wires on the engine. Note - Some aftermarket fuel filters come with their own cap and are not always compatible with the factory Ford replacement. Penning the experiences is intended to entertain readers a bit while you learn to tackle your own diesel projects.
If you do you will be finding a darkened residue on the filter from the fuel. Bryan Wood Having a hard time getting your diesel truck running? This diagram is of the drain. This will expose the fuel filter bowl that sits directly in the center of the engine valley. Start the vehicle and check for leaks. Amsoil bumper to bumper, motor 30 wt w Amsoil dual filtration and air filter. Various choices of bi-monomer Viton, tri-monomer Viton, Mil-spec Viton or Mil-spec fluorosilicone, all available at.
The owner of this site may be a member of various diesel related forums which may be referenced on these pages. By - October 29, 2014 This article applies to the Ford F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. I didn't break mine getting it out so I reinstalled the Ford factory piece. Fortunately, replacing the filter is relatively simply for the 7. Have you found fuel dripping under your truck and coating the front axle? Set the filter on a rag for transportation, as it will drip fuel. The filter housing is also a water separator and this is a good chance to remove any accumulated water. With the short T-20 bit, remove all 4 screws holding the drain valve body to the fuel bowl.
A couple minutes later, I started her up. In this picture the ports in the drain valve are open, if you were looking straight into the o-rings, you can see the hole in the valve stem. What happens if this essential component meant to block debris gets dirty? A internal leak would be a cracked head, check the coolant and oil for fuel contamination. Keep looking, it is there. Step 3 - Repeat Step 2 with the secondary fuel filter cap The secondary cap can be easily removed with a 24 mm socket wrench. The fuel filter prevents this by collecting all the trash before it gets to the injectors.
Start the vehicle and check for leaks. This article applies to the Ford F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2004-2014. Freeze plugs look like 2 inch diameter indentations low in the block. Just connect a three or four foot piece of hose to the tube and then the fuel filter housing can be drained of diesel fuel. Locate the filter mounted in a bracket on the inside of the driver's frame rail.
The stem is a 3 piece part so if it separates just push it back together when you get all the parts out. The new filter from O'Rileys came with a new top, The piece that holds the filter in. Fuel Filter Fuel filter uses a replaceable element design. Use a screwdriver on the filter housing. It was designed specifically to keep clean fuel funneling through the system, therefore enhancing gas economy and overall performance. Leave key on run and check for leaks. Common Questions Where is the fuel filter located? It takes a little pressure to get them to fully seat so don't worry about them falling out when you reinstall the valve on the fuel bowl.
Once you have waited out that half of a minute or so, feel free to try your new filter out on the road. You must remember this every time you replace your filters: After you have both new filters properly installed, you need to prime the fuel system and bleed out any air. Over time the filter will get dirty and need to be replaced, usually every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. If the filter setup is the same as a 2000 the filter is on the top of the engine. A clamp just a few inches from the end of the tube secures it to the front of the engine block. Below are the instructions that came with the filter. Overtightening the fuel filter cap contributes to this problem, which we run into quite frequently.
The only serviceable fuel filter is on top of the motor. In this position, the yellow handle must point directly away from the o-rings to have the orientation correct for the fuel valve to operate. Try not to go over 20k between intervals. Obviously it is not fully installed on the filter below. You might want to find someone who routinely installs these as aftermarket parts and ask them what they would charge to do it.
Power loss can make your truck a nuisance to drive and be indicative of other problems you may have. It is an easy and basic process that you could do yourself. Those are to keep any extra crap from clogging the filters. Use the turkey baster to suck the fuel out of the assembly. Supplies for Replacing Fuel Filters Before we headed to the garage, my Area Diesel guide sent me shopping.
Do not stri… Holy hell! The fuel filter housing drain is located on the back side of the housing. Your truck may differ depending on age and powertrain configuration. I show it this way so it will show up in the photo. I committed that warning to memory for next time, and hopped into the cab to prime the system. The procedure for the 94-97 drain valves is very similar. Connect the hose to the drain tube as shown in the photo below. Make sure your new filter has 2 new clips.