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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-25-2007, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Help - Water / Fuel Drain valve leaking ??

Need help from anybody that has had similar issue....

I was doing basic routine maintenance our 2000 Excursion 7.3 PSD and after draining the water/fuel valve and replacing the fuel filter I gave it the leak check. Never had a problem in the last 6 years doing the same thing.

Notice a drip coming directly from the fuel line leading from the drain valve. Tried moving back and forth several times to reseat it but no luck. Currently have a piece of fuel line hose clamped to it with the other end blocked off.

The drain valve appears to be bolted next to the fuel filter.

Wanted to know if this is a serviceable part? Rebuild kits available or go straight to FORD for a new one? Any one ever went through this have any pointers?

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Re: Help - Water / Fuel Drain valve leaking ??

Real common as of late with the new ULSD. See the link at the end of my sig. Hope this helps!

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Re: Help - Water / Fuel Drain valve leaking ??

Click me Use that link and then look for "Fuel Filter Drain O-Rings" (about half way down on that page) on Black Clouds site. Fairly simple to fix, and a very common problem on our trucks.
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Re: Help - Water / Fuel Drain valve leaking ??

Use Sabre2th-

I just sent him the money via PayPal (see the bottom of his write up), had the O rings 2 days later, and used his write up to R&R.

30 minutes tops, and stopped the leak TOTALLY.

Just be sure to tape the torx bit on your socket, or you'll have to fish it out of the valley (trust me [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] ).

But all and all, very easy fix, and no more leaky. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]



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Re: Help - Water / Fuel Drain valve leaking ??

Thanks to all , Write Up looks good so I'll be tackling this project this week.

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Re: Help - Water / Fuel Drain valve leaking ??

Before you replace them, you may want to try the following procedure. I had trouble with mine on two different occasions and replaced O-rings both times. It has since leaked temporarily right after flushing and replacing fuel filter.

Now, when finished with filter, I simply start the engine. While it is running, I do a series of 1-2 second blasts for 6-8 times quickly closing the yellow valve all the way each time. This apparently cleans the Oring area sufficiently for no more leaks. I have done this successfully the last two filter changes with no leaks.

As for replacing the small Orings, it is pain in the a** if you have big hands. Very difficult to manipulate the small 1/4" wratchet with Torx.

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