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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2018, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Good Afternoon, I am new to this site and to the diesel engine world and could use a little help.
I went to change oil on my 1996 7.3L ford and come to find the person before me cross threaded the filter, when removed the entire adapter nipple came out. Went to Ford, and the piece is not sold seperately, i would have to buy the entire filter housing at a cost of over $300.
This doesn't seem like an uncommon problem, does any have advice on how to fix this, it would seem to me someone wuold make a replacement piece.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2018, 08:21 PM
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Re: In need of Help. Oil Filter housing threads damaged

Good luck finding anything that will work. I had the same problem years ago except that the nipple stayed in the header. I ended up taking a very small file and cleaning up the threads the best that I could. I then took a filter and cut slots into the threads on it and worked it up and down on the nipple to clean it up a little bit more.

I would suggest that you pull the nipple out of the filter if you haven't already and clean up the threads with a fine file and then reinstall it.

If you want to replace the assembly then Diesel O Rings has one for $255 but by the time you purchase the gasket and O ring kit from them you will be around $340

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Re: In need of Help. Oil Filter housing threads damaged

Thanks Bugman,
I'll give it a try.
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Re: In need of Help. Oil Filter housing threads damaged

I was thinking that you might see if there are any machine shops around your area the might have a die to run the nipple through to clean it up.

For some reason I want to think that the threads is 1 1/2"x20.

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Re: In need of Help. Oil Filter housing threads damaged

My pea brain says 1 1/2"x16 UN.

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Re: In need of Help. Oil Filter housing threads damaged

You may be right that sounds more like what I found out.

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Re: In need of Help. Oil Filter housing threads damaged

Thanks Guys, I've heard the same. I found a machinist who is working on it now, fingers crossed it works.
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