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    Re: Going to check out this powerstroke today. What do you think?

    Checked on the intake tube and looked nice and clean. Put waaay to much oil on. There was a puddle under the filter, put about 20k on the fuel filter and you’re supposed to do them every 15k. I could tell it was loosing performance when that smoke hit about a month ago and never was the same since. I’m thinking the fuel filter was clogged at the same time. Put a new wix on today and really woke it Again. Fuel mileage was even going down the last month because I was having to run it little harder since it wasn’t running that good. It was struggling to hit 6th seemed like. Runs like a rapped ape again. It was getting 460 at 3/4 tank and lately only 400 or soName:  2A5FF533-460E-4D88-BAAB-994C2511EC0E.jpg
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    Re: Going to check out this powerstroke today. What do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Checked on the intake tube and looked nice and clean. Put waaay to much oil on. There was a puddle under the filter, put about 20k on the fuel filter and you’re supposed to do them every 15k. I could tell it was loosing performance when that smoke hit about a month ago and never was the same since. I’m thinking the fuel filter was clogged at the same time. Put a new wix on today and really woke it Again. Fuel mileage was even going down the last month because I was having to run it little harder since it wasn’t running that good. It was struggling to hit 6th seemed like. Runs like a rapped ape again. It was getting 460 at 3/4 tank and lately only 400 or soName:  2A5FF533-460E-4D88-BAAB-994C2511EC0E.jpg
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Size:  86.2 KBseems like it was a lot cleaner first time I changed it
    Yeah looks like you been filling up at ARCO remember the clean fuel goes down the center tube... so don't let ANY dirt fall into there if you clean the grit and grime out of the reservoir!!!! I use a shopvac when cleaning that kind of thing.

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    Re: Going to check out this powerstroke today. What do you think?

    I'd maybe change the filter again in a 5-8k seeing how dirty that one was.

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    Re: Going to check out this powerstroke today. What do you think?

    Been filling up at walmart. It was 198 a gallon at beginning of summer or so. Now 2.11 or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMsteelworker View Post
    I'd maybe change the filter again in a 5-8k seeing how dirty that one was.

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    I’d like to try a motorcraft. I think the cap gets reused on those ones

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    You should always use the original caps, not the aftermarket ones that are longer. I always use motorcraft filters in my 6.0

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    The ones with the cap attached are after market and are prone to leaking. Get the OEM filter which is made by Racor and make sure to install the gasket properly and lube it up good, the beveled part faces up even though it looks like it should point down.
    Carry a spare in case of trouble on the road. https://www.riffraffdiesel.com/oem-fuel-filter-99-03/
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    Thanks! I’ll order that for the next one

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    Now I’m leaking some diesel. I could tell my fuel gauge was to low for the miles driven lately. Figured it was leaking or not filling all the way up. I’m hoping it’s the drain valve on the fuel filter under the hood. Still getting about 21 mpg but that’s low compared to what it was getting. Name:  793EBA84-8D38-4818-8DC4-AD70B236DBD5.jpg
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    Rebuild the fuel bowl with new orings. Common problem with the 7.3's especially the drain valve on the bowl itself. The seals in there tend to crack and fail. Happened to me and my old 7.3

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    Good idea. I just ordered the 3 on the valve, 6.25$. If it still leaks or starts leaking again I’ll do the whole thing.

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    Re: Going to check out this powerstroke today. What do you think?

    Don't leave it to long.
    It seems to me that that every time I had a fuel leak the next thing to go was the pilot bearing.

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    Oh and buy yourself a spare HP oil line and keep it in the truck
    I didn't have one and had one go yesterday
    I decided to let a shop change it and they are trying to tell me it took 4 hrs to do.
    It's a 15 minute job to change and and whatever time it takes to clean up the oil that blows out.

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    Don't be surprised if it's the mechanical pump under the turbo pillar... I've had to do a couple.... not fun but you can do it without removing the turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcguide View Post
    Don't leave it to long.
    It seems to me that that every time I had a fuel leak the next thing to go was the pilot bearing.
    There is something in there making noise while stopped. Started recently. Sounds like something clacking and lately has been growening in 1st and 2nd at lowest rpm crawling at times. Kinda actually pulled itself down and made a whined noise couple times when it hit about 1000 rpm with foot off accelerator . Hopefully that bearing ain’t seizing up. But it’s a cheap part and I used to r and r transmissions

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    The "whole backside" of the filter housing is more often the seal on the cap (it's a weird triangular ring that easy to get in wrong). The drain valve O-rings drip down and fill the valley, as will a chafed steel line, at the back of the pass side head, where it's retained by a metal clip that rubs-thru sometimes.

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    This is leaking into the valley. Dry where the fuel filter seals

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaTu View Post
    The "whole backside" of the filter housing is more often the seal on the cap (it's a weird triangular ring that easy to get in wrong). The drain valve O-rings drip down and fill the valley, as will a chafed steel line, at the back of the pass side head, where it's retained by a metal clip that rubs-thru sometimes.
    I've also seen it where someone had missed taking off the old seal and ended up with two seals on it... in this case more is not better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcguide View Post
    Don't leave it to long.
    It seems to me that that every time I had a fuel leak the next thing to go was the pilot bearing.
    Moto don't need no steeeenkin' pilot bearing...........he never uses the clutch It could get hot, and fuse the tranny to the crankshaft, and he wouldn't know the difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    This is leaking into the valley. Dry where the fuel filter seals
    I think you can look down into the fuel pump area and see the weep hole on the side of the mech pump... mine you got to look around some of the intake ducts... but yours is a bit different... the weep hole will let fuel out so's it doesn't fill the oil pan with thinner oil if the pump has failed in that area... or could be leaking on one the many fuel line connections to the pump...

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    Rip it out.

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    Pay 675$ plus a bunch of time for what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Pay 675$ plus a bunch of time for what?
    It didnít cost me anywhere near that.
    You have to do your research.

    All the parts are readily available.

    Dual spin off canister filters do a much better job of filtering your diesel fuel also much easier to change.

    I think my truck runs a lot smoother with E fuel vs the stock pump

    It also cleans up The top of the engine which I like also.

    Do what you want but those stock pumps are problematic especially those two short rubber hoses coming off the back of the pump.
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    Ya would like a little better filtration. I’ve heard these motors can go 1 million miles on proper maintenance and not being abused.

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