Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I apreciate the information, and I never said it was useless.
I asked for constructive help.
You have and Bismic have given helpful ideas.
I am not on here often and usually it is to check in or ask for help.
But honestly, telling me not to use channel locks and to buy tools that I already stated I have, and have been using for years, is not constructive.
I know most do not know me or what I do or how I work, but my second sentence said I bought the coorect tool from Ford.
I am the guy that
1. Listens to other points of view, actively listens.
2. Rereads or summarizes what I heard or read to make sure I got it correct.
3. I always buy the right tool, If it is for Fuel, Brakes, Hydrolics, or Electronics, I go to the manufacturer. (I have a complete set of Honda Fuel Line disconnect tools, wifes car, and countless transmission spline aligment tools to show as proof.)
4. I am also a firm believer in K.I.S.S. (The fuel cap on top of the engine has a 1/2" recess for a ratchet or extension. It looks new. The plastic never distorts. The Oil cap and bottom fuel cap need a socket, and the Ford Socket rounds the ends of the plastic caps.)
5. I am very apreciative of those who offer help, So I will say it, I am sorry if the way I wrote something offended anyone.
I wish I could figure out a way to get the cap off without dropping the fuel pump completely. Not loooking to good though.
As far as the drain plug, not sure about other truck but with mine sitting flat in the driveway I cannot access the drain plug with an allen wrench, it is too close.
I am fortunate that the fuel water light has only lit 3 times in 100k plus miles. The reason I dropped the drive shaft is because of where I was. I didn't have the ability to lift the truck to get the suspendion to sag to pull the shaft down with it. Either way the space between the drive shaft and the plug measures just over 7/8" of an inch and the allen wrench for Ford is 1-1/8" to the bend, 3/8" too long. I originally slid a stubby 6mm allen from Crafstman into the plug but it seemed loose. The Ford Wrench mics at 6.5mm and fits snug when the drive shaft is out of the way.
2004 F350 Lariat
Sapper 6, Out.