So I had a somewhat productive weekend. I managed to replace the old water/fuel separator on the F-250 and the o-rings in the oil cooler. The o-rings were all toast. It wasn’t a terrible job on either part to fix. The oil cooler took some time to deal with because I didn’t want to break it. All together it was about $110 to get everything resolved.
Old fuel/water separator
New o-rings and gasket
I only put about 30 miles on the truck after fixing the leaks and everything seems to be going well. Not a drop of oil or diesel so far. My uncle will be using the truck on some errands tomorrow to make sure that everything is still ok.
While it may not be the pretty bracket ever, it is quite functional and isn’t broken like the factory bracket. I picked around the garage and found an old dust cover for a transmission that we used that make part of the cover. There is a little new steel there, but a good chunk was stuff that we already had in the garage.
Both photos were taken in the test fitting stages and do not show a completed product. Unfortunately, there are no completed photos at this time because I didn’t feel like pulling it all back out after getting everything bolted up and assembled. Maybe at some point in the future I will do so.
To round out the day, I ordered new motor mounts and a new exhaust manifold.