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I have rounded off the plastic nut on top off the fuel filter housing,any Ideas on how to get off. thanks

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Vise grips should do it.
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They make aluminum replacements. I've been considering one myself. I always hate breaking that cap loose. Always feel like its right on the edge of stripping.

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https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/4...cap-stuck.html

https://www.genosgarage.com/product/...-cap/fuel-caps

https://www.genosgarage.com/category...rd=28mm+socket
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I have rounded off the plastic nut on top off the fuel filter housing,any Ideas on how to get off. thanks
The first time I changed mine someone from the dealership used a lot of force... I ended up using a strap wrench around the head in conjunction with a 6 point socket. The combination of these 2 helped mine break loose. I'm not sure if a strap wrench around the cap would help you or not now...
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I use a 28mm 6 point socket & ratchet. No extensions. Keeping a steady pull on the ratchet seems to work best. Very first filter change, the cap was on really tight.

I do NOT torque the cap down. I just snug it up good. I do check for leaks after starting. Knock on wood, no leaks yet. Make sure you do replace the "O" ring and coat it with oil before installing.

I also turn the cap counter clockwise a bit or so to let it seat down on the threads to aid in the prevention of cross threading the cap in putting it back on.

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I ran into this issue on a buddies truck (a 2011 IIRC) we used a large pair of channel locks, after i ran home to grab them of course. Make sure they are the style with the angled cut outs, not the straight teeth. The ones we used are in this picture, they are the red and black ones, for your reference


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It happened to me. I drilled 2 holes and use a spanner wrench with extension pipe through the fender well. Replace it with the aluminum cover.
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Fuel filter cap and oil drain plug... Tighten them to 20 ft. Lbs. and it takes 200 ft. Lbs. to loosen them! Craig
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Fuel filter cap and oil drain plug... Tighten them to 20 ft. Lbs. and it takes 200 ft. Lbs. to loosen them! Craig
haha very true! I HATE the location of the fuel filter on this truck.

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Strap wrench to get the plastic pos off.


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They make aluminum replacements. I've been considering one myself. I always hate breaking that cap loose. Always feel like its right on the edge of stripping.
Do it! I finally spent the money on one and Iím so glad I did after many fights with the stupid plastic one. Itís worth it to eliminate the headache from the stock one.

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