Question 1997 Fuel leak Coming from under fuel filter

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    RickWojo SDD Junior Member

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    Hi,
    There is a spray/stream of diesel fuel coming from under my fuel filter housing shooting back towards the fire wall... I can't see EXACTLY where its coming from right now. Anybody got an answer......... This is my first post, so I apologize if I am not doing something correct with forum postings

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated

    Rick
     
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    Sorry its my 1997 7.3L
     
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    If it coming from the bottom, it sounds as if you have corroded a hole through the bowl.

    Pull the filter, stand pipe and heater out. Clean out the bottom and look for corrosion that will appear as craters in the bottom. I have seen some as large as a quarter and the bowl becomes thinner towards the center of these craters until a hole develops. The only long term solution is a new fuel bowl.
     
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    Thank you, I will check/do all that.........
     
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    Happened to me on my 12 350. Found a pinhole in the actual filter. Maybe you got one from the same lot as mine..
     
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    There's a whole world of difference between the fuel bowl in the valley of a '97 7.3 and the underhood filter assembly on a '12 6.7.
     
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    Boy that was one HELL of a job in my opinon........ I also figured while I was there I would replace the Fuel Pump as well....... Well that 1 1/4" bolt such a PIA under the turbo housing.... I had my large wrench moving about a 1/16" of an inch. Boy, what a grueling job....... Anywho, I replaced the fuelbowl and fuel pump on my '97 7.3L PS. I see why they would charge an arm and a leg for that job...... Things were SO SIMPLE on my two Broncos........ LOL :)
     

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