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Old 11-13-2008, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel filter change?

Stupid noobie question but I have never done it so here goes. I need to change the fuel filter in my truck how is it done? (You can stop laughing already)TIA
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look a few pages back in the 6.7 powertrain section, there are a couple sets of step by step instructions.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well first Cummins really made this process easy
I do not know any easy way of doing it besides going under truck and have a quart of diesel poor all over you.

Step One Turn Truck off and let cool
Step Two open the white valve on the filter to drain the fuel out of it. Some say key on the truck to get the fuel to drain out faster.
Step Three Once filter seems to be empty use a 1/2" drive Ratchet with a swivel extension to remove it. You will see there is slot in the bottom center that the extension grips the filter. Spin filter off. Beware of it spilling fuel all over you
Step three pull the filter through the top of the engine between the battery and the master cylinder. ( It won't be easy. )
Step Four Take the new filter and install the red O-Ring on the new filter. Then make sure the rubber gasket is installed on the tip of the fuel filter.
Step Five Re-Install fuel filter hand tight only. You can not use the 1/2" Ratchet.
Step Six Key on the truck and tap the starter and wait 20 - 30 seconds. Do this 3-5 times.

Step Seven Crank the Truck it sometime will give you a hard time to start but it will start after 3-4 times. Truck will run and then cut out. Start it again and then you should be good to go.

Step Eight Turn Truck of and start



Good luck..

When you get tired of doing this process I would Recommend a Racor Filter 2 Microns Here is a Pic

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Old 11-13-2008, 10:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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watch out for the 2 step 3' s
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dont forget to unplug the wire connector.....it is not an easy job...turn the wheel all the way to the right before you start...it is a whole lot easier to get the filter out through the fender then the top. you can use a filter wrench through there as well to get it loose...they are tighter than tight from the factory.
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Thanks for the help. I will be doing it this weekend. Do you guys recommend a filter from the stealership or is there a good aftermarket one? Sounds like maybe I should get a poncho or rain suit I am used to JP-8 and Hydro fluid so hopefully it won't bother me to much. Thanks again!
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Thanks for the help. I will be doing it this weekend. Do you guys recommend a filter from the stealership or is there a good aftermarket one? Sounds like maybe I should get a poncho or rain suit I am used to JP-8 and Hydro fluid so hopefully it won't bother me to much. Thanks again!
dealer filters are way cheaper than most aftermarket, and just as good as most. there is also some steps left out of the instructions. in between about every other step listed above is the step where you have to go get some bandaids, and clean the fuel out of your bleeding knuckles.
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Really makes me want to do this myself....
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$$$$$$$$$$

Holy poopie...I was gonna post a link to where I got my filter at...Geno's garage, for $13.95. When I went to get the link, they are now $27.95.

Glad I bought 3. :thumbsup

Filters - Fuel-Dodge Cummins and Ford Power Stroke Diesel Truck Accessories - Geno's Garage


I'll have ta do some more shopping now. The stealers wanted $70 something for theirs...what joke.

Oh yeah, the fleetguard at Geno's is $25.
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Don't forget the case of beer, in between the bloody knuckles
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there is also some steps left out of the instructions. in between about every other step listed above is the step where you have to go get some bandaids, and clean the fuel out of your bleeding knuckles.
LOL, I just did mine the other day, and you're right about everything except the band-aids... the diesel fuel will cauterize the wounds.

As far as removal goes, I did mine from under the truck. You can unscrew it with your right hand, then reach your left arm up through the space right next to the firewall and you can remove the filter through there. When re-installing, put a rag over the top of the filter as you push it back up through that hole to keep dirt from the firewall and hoses from getting in the filter.
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drain filter

If you open drain valve on bottom of filter, attach 3' length of hose. Put hose end in drain pan. Then loosen filter until fuel drians out the hose. Then you can remove filter no mess at all. I learned this the hard way. Just losening the drian valve on bottom does nothing without losening the filter.
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