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Hi all,  seeking a little advice on my FG Mk2 na. It developed a massive petrol leak from under the car. Obviously it was from the Fuel Filter. When I got under to check it was leaking from fuel hoses that were connecting the fuel filter to the fuel lines.  Now, I thought all 4.0 falcons used a fuel filter with nuts that screwed into the fuel line. SO, question, has mine been bodged up some time before I got her?  Or did some come from factory like that (I doubt it very much)

 

If it is a bodge job I may take it back to ford and replace the fuel lines and filter with correct parts.

 

Thanks for any help from any one who knows

 

Cheers, Mick

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all falcons use the same fuel filter from the factory (not sure how far back it goes, but I know for sure BA-FGX do) underneath the car that is indeed connected to two male threads on the fuel filter itself via two female threaded nuts on the fuel line (one each side of the filter).

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Yes but they get over tightened which flares and galls the nut in the filter.  This will be a bodge job for sure 

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Thanks guys,  I thought it was a bodge job, most likely due to wrecking the original threads / nuts The filter I removed has 8mm barbs on either end but otherwise looks similar to the stock filter.  The fuel hoses were all cracked. Not even EFI hose either.   It was like that since I got the XR6 in 2015 when it was 3 years old.

I took a pic but have up trying to post it,  too hard.

cheers Mick

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Exactly what I though.  That filter is fro EA falcon. 

 

You can buy the new threaded nut sections from ford.   I have changed a few 

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