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Old 07-26-2007, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Filter Change 2006

Saw a post about changing fuel filters with every oil change. I have almost 14,000 on my truck and have not changed the fuel filter yet. How hard are these to change and where is it located on my truck?
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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they're too easy to change it's located on the drivers side up near the firewall you unscrew the top with I believe it's a 3/8 rachet and extention pull the old one out...there is a drain valve on the bottom you drain the bowl into a bottle toss the new filter in put the lid back on get in the truck and turn on the key let it sit there until you hear the lift pump kick off then start it and go on about your buisiness.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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dont touch the valve, just unscrew the black cap, pull the old filter off and install new filter and gasket. takes about 3 minutes to do. you may need a big socket/wrench to get the cap off. try to change the filter every other oil change.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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To add....

If its like the 2nd gen, it's a 1 1/8th nut on top of the filter housing. Unscrew that. The filter is attached to the housing via some tabs. Unsnap the old filter and put the new one on.

There is an o-ring that you will see on the housing lid that the filter attatches to. Take that off. A new should be supplied with the filter. I dip the ring in the fuel in the canister and rub it around to make sure its coated. put the ring on in the groove in the filter lid.

Now its time to reinstall.

I usually just put the filter in half way and let it set for a second to soak some fuel in. Push the lid/filter down til it stops. I thread it on by hand to make sure nothing cross threads, then tighten down with the ratchet.

Now with my 2nd gen I have to bump the starter to get the lift pump to activate. Wait until you hear it stop. Then start.

Now I have an ocassional habit of forgetting to bump the starter and just start it. It will run then die. With no restart. Nice little air lock.

My method (best with 2 people) is loosen the filter lid and bump the starter. You now find yourself with a nice fountain of fuel coming from the lid. Tighten down then start. Messy but quick and effective.

Good luck. You'll be fine.

Once you dig into it, it's pretty easy to figure out.
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dont touch the valve, just unscrew the black cap, pull the old filter off and install new filter and gasket. takes about 3 minutes to do. you may need a big socket/wrench to get the cap off. try to change the filter every other oil change.
Won't this put unfiltered fuel on the wrong side of the filter? Shouldn't you ALWAYS drain the filter canister and then fill the canister back up by going through the filter?
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Won't this put unfiltered fuel on the wrong side of the filter? Shouldn't you ALWAYS drain the filter canister and then fill the canister back up by going through the filter?
Hadn't thought about that. How do you drain the canister?
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I too drain the canister before the change. If you are using Biodiesel, You should probably change the filter every oil change. The bio in the bio diesel has a habit breaking loose a lot of sludge in the delivery process, from refinery to your injectors...

Drain the canister by moving the yellow valve on the bottom of the canister. If you cant find the valve, look for the tube sticking down on the driver side of the truck and follow it up !!
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