Need help on 7.3 IDI fuel filter please!

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Gr8ful, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Gr8ful

    Gr8ful Registered User

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    Bought a sweet '93 Ford ambulance with 88,000 miles. Drove it 200 miles home & about 50 local & bought fuel, then the fuel filter light came on so I bought a Wix 33617 which I guess is wrong. It's a Ford E-350 cutaway with a Horton body. It screws on like normal but has a bottom cap where I assume is the drain. Anyone know which filter I need? It was changed 3-15-15 written on the filter & written under the hood it says fuel heater changed 3-15-15. It doesn't have a fuel heater does it? That wasabout 8,000 miles ago. Any & all help will be appreciated, Thanks! Eric
     
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    You couldn't get the part number off the old filter?

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    That filter will work fine. The fuel heater is the plug on top of the filter head
     
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    No but I think its a wix 33217, The parts srore told me wrong 33617 & couldn't figure it out. Thanks!
     
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    So it sounds like you are MISSING the bottom cap because someone installed a filter that doesn't use it correct? I think 33417 is the wix one you'll need. I'm running a baldwin bf1222 on my 91.
     
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    The 33617 should have the correct provisions for the sensor as well as a drain. Its the filter to go to!
     

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