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Old 10-26-2011, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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6.7 fuel filter

After 45k miles I think I need to be changin my factory fuel filter on my 07 2500. I was told by a dodge dealership on ebay that sinse it was my first filter change I would need to purchase the entire fuel filter housing assembly (70 bucks). They told me after I "upgraded" my filter housing I could then get away with just purchaseing the filter element (15 bucks). Is this a true fact or is someone giving me the run around here? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your suppose to change every 15 k. And yes you need new housing. The extra filter is 35 bucks. The 5.9 fuel is like 20.
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After 45k miles I think I need to be changin my factory fuel filter on my 07 2500. I was told by a dodge dealership on ebay that sinse it was my first filter change I would need to purchase the entire fuel filter housing assembly (70 bucks). They told me after I "upgraded" my filter housing I could then get away with just purchaseing the filter element (15 bucks). Is this a true fact or is someone giving me the run around here? Thanks in advance for your help!
Sounds like the right story. They upgraded the fuel filter from 7 micron to 5
somewhere mid 08, and that is the only filter available now. You need a new
shell + filter the first time, and then you can change just the element.

Don't wait for another 45k to change it. Change it every 15k.
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Thanks for the reply's. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't get jerked around. I have no idea why I haven't changed it yet but it will deffinetly be happening this week!
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45k miles??!!! Wow, you're lucky that the truck still starts! I've seen several trucks (including my own) with less than 20k on the filter have driveability problems. Definitely stay on top of it more next time around or you could have trouble.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I usually go every 3 to 4 oil changes till I replace it depending on mileage

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Your suppose to change every 15 k. And yes you need new housing. The extra filter is 35 bucks. The 5.9 fuel is like 20.
Unless you have a supply of the old filter like I do.
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I just replaced mine. It was $54 from the dealership for the 2010 diesel filter.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I usually go every 3 to 4 oil changes till I replace it depending on mileage

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Hopefully you change your oil every 4000-5000 miles if that's the case.

Filters are cheap, fuel systems aren't. I don't see why anyone would risk expensive repairs by going beyond the 15k mile interval unless they simply didn't know it needed to be replaced at that interval.
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oh my..... im at 79 KILOMETERS and i havent touched it... it never said anything in the warranty or maintenence, at least i cant reacall seeing it. well at least nothing has happened to the fuel system.
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oh my..... im at 79 KILOMETERS and i havent touched it... it never said anything in the warranty or maintenence, at least i cant reacall seeing it. well at least nothing has happened to the fuel system.
If you bought it new and didn't change the fuel filter ever then your truck shouldn't be running right now.

And it is in your owner's manual in the maintenance section...

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❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or 6 months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter. Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or 6 months, whichever comes first.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Change front axle fluid (Ram Truck/Chassis Cab 4x4).
❏ Change rear axle fluid (Ram Truck Only).
Replace fuel filter element.


Every other oil change is how I do it, easy way to remember too.
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If you bought it new and didn't change the fuel filter ever then your truck shouldn't be running right now.

And it is in your owner's manual in the maintenance section...





Every other oil change is how I do it, easy way to remember too.
That's how I do it too. Every other oil change, I include the Air Filter, Fuel Filter and MAP sensor cleaning.
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