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Replaced leaking fuel filter, primed filter and now will not start.

My 1999 ford E350, 7.3 diesel was parked for several months. When I tried to start, I noticed a major fuel leak, which I tracked to the fuel filter gasket. I replaced the fuel filter and filled the filter with diesel. Now unable to get to run. Tried ether but no joy.

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IT will never go unless you bled the air out of the system. Find all the bleed screws and pump fuel out until you get solid fuel. Crack the injector line nuts and crank over until there is fuel drops appearing at each nut . retighten the nuts and then there is every possibility that the engine will start
AS an off side ---Diesels are compression ignition engines and that means that they compress the air to white hot and the fuel is then introduced into this air and ignites IF you spray anything into the air intake then this will ignite prematurely and blow the pistons back out of the sump.
Check that the electric stop solenoid is operational and diesels have to have a fast cranking speed so half flat batteries are a waste of time

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SOURCE: 2000 ford f250 super duty 4x4 7.3L diesel oil leak

The HPOP (high pressure oil pump) is right under the filter housing. There are 2 lines that distribute the oil to the cylinder heads. The o-rings on those fittings go out. Kit is available from Ford or International. You will need a special wrench to get to the fittings though.

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MY 2001 7.3 was leaking the same way. The dealer said the o'rings under the pedestal were leaking. I had the dealer replace the o'rings. By the time I got home, it was leaking again. Called the service department and told the manager,and they put on a new pedestal and o'rings. They only charged me half price for the pedestal and no labor. That did stop the leaks.

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SOURCE: 1999 ford f250 7.3 diesel, leaking fuel out of the drain tube from the fuel filter

Replace the drain valve. They leak all the time.

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SOURCE: bmw 325tds diesel flowing back to tank when parked

usual problem ,valves in injector worn for the fuel pump.easy quick fix this one ,fit a non return valve in the inlet pipe,check flow direction on valve when fitting and evan better as well is another in the bleed off return pipe .valves available from a motor factor or a specialist garage like bosch or lucas ,cut pipe and fit the valve with a piece of rubber pipe to connect the valve in line.or listen to the people who want to milk the golden cow and have the whole injector pump overhauled .

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