Originally Posted by Clymer
Thanks alot beachbumcook....very helpful. I have since had the side wall part of the HFCM taken off and the stock drain plug was seized so bad that supposedly the dealer broke something. It has been replaced WITH the new drain plug that extends out.
I found an interesting history site about the 6L and 7.3L.....
6.0L Power Stroke History
Thanks again for the information.
Glad you got it fixed and all is well.
Also remember to ONLY use Racor made fuel filters... and not "will-fit" off-brand filters.
Racor makes the fuel and oil housing for the Int'l trucks and only their filters fit 100%... due to being patented. Even the "Aqua-Block" membrane around the large HFCM filter is patented... others look like it but are not the same (this is what seperates the water).
Racor makes for Int'l and Motorcraft... I personally buy my filters at my local Int'l truck dealer for 1/2 of what my Ford dealer sells them for. The local auto parts stores sell "will-fit" and WIX filters... not made by Racor.
Good luck and thanks for the link above... heading to the link/site right now.