Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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pre-pump filter install
So, being the new guy here, thought I would share an experience. I am accumulating all the parts I need to do the hutch and harpoon mods, and thought I would tackle the pre-pump air sucking fuel line and the pre pump filter at the same time. Bought the filter mount and filter through SD.
So, I get it all mounted up and realize that there is not enough space to put the filter in the spot just behind the pump without kinking the fuel lines. Just to prove it, I installed it, drove it up the street (much quieter BTW), and romped on the pedal on the way back, instantly starving the truck for fuel. Shut her down, re-primed the pump, eased her home, and replaced the filter with a a new section of fuel line. She is much quieter, such air must have been being sucked in there, but the filter will have to wait for another day.
Just thought i would share this. I kinda assumed it would work, but now I see that the filter will have to go in that big empty space in front of the tank.
Another, worse option, is the fuel pump is weak and couldn't pull through the filter, but I'm going with the kinked fuel lines for now.
2003 F250 crew, 4x4, 7.3 d with Donaldson CAI, SCT tuner with IDT 80hp tow tune, HPX, Hutch mod, in-line fuel filter, 35" tires with a 2" lift, extended air dam mod, WW2 turbo wheel.