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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2017, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Filter Bowl Leak

I noticed a small leak in the fuel bowl area and I took out the schrader valve because that's where I thought it was coming from. After trying to put the valve back in, the assembly broke. Please see picture below and offer any advice. Do I need to replace the entire fuel filter assembly?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2017, 10:44 PM
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Re: Fuel Filter Bowl Leak

It actually used to be cheaper to buy the whole thing (and still may be), but maybe someone here that converted to efuel can help you out with either a fuel bowl assembly or just the regulator. Not sure if you have enough meat left there to maybe drill and tap it to 1/4 NPT and plug it to get you going? Riffraff has new bowl assemblies for about $300. Cheers!

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I am assuming the entire assembly pops out pretty easy? I have found a couple instructions online, but nothing really directly for an OBS.

Also, do you have any recommendations for e-fuel conversion from a particular vendor? Is it better to have a my local shop do an e fuel conversion?
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Removal is simple (especially now that regulator is already off). Remove Turbo Y-pipe and hoses. Loosen hose clamps from bowl to pump, and drain to hard line. Disconnect harness on the passenger side of the bowl and disconnect the IPR. Remove the two bolts that hold the bowl assembly to the block. Remove bowl assembly.

There are e-fuel systems available, but I have not kept up on the ins-and-outs of the ones available from the vendors (or who the vendors are now). They are not inexpensive. Many folks choose to do their own DIY systems. You may want to research that avenue to see what's involved. I would have to have a lot of faith in a local shop to have them do a conversion, unless they were installing another vendor's system. Cheers!

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yeah Efuels are not cheap but I built mine own even using all high end parts and stainless steel fittings mine was under 700.


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Re: Fuel Filter Bowl Leak

OUCH!

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96-97 f250, f350, f super duty 7.3 powerstroke fuel bowl and regulator | eBay

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If you can tapp that broken piece to accept the 1/8" NPT threads you can plug that hole and move the schrader valve to the other port

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You could try and tap the broken hole and screw in a similar type valve stem part. Just an Idea, I would buy a new one. The stock fuel pressure regulators leak often. I just had to rebuild mine.

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Take a look at DieselOrings.com
Might not have what you need, but maybe they do.
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