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Air dog / FASS, are they really needed??

When it warms back up I'm planning on putting on a Titan fuel tank and I was thinking that while I was messing with the fuel system, it would be the ideal time to add an Air Dog or Fass air sep/filter/pump setup. My question is, are they really needed on the 6.4. Will they extend the life of the truck or give me some/any benefit?? And if they are worth doing (neither are cheap) is one superior to the other or is there another one out there that is better?? Thoughs ,insights???
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If you are looking for superior filtration, they are worth every penny. I have the Air Dog II DF-165 on my truck and it filters amazingly!

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If you are looking for superior filtration, they are worth every penny. I have the Air Dog II DF-165 on my truck and it filters amazingly!
Does it remove all the water from your fuel? How is the install (difficulty)?

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Does this replace your current water separator filter?

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Does it remove all the water from your fuel? How is the install (difficulty)?
Yes. It filters and separates water. It's not a difficult install. Some prefer to remove the bed and other like dropping the tank. If you have access to the necessary tools to remove the bed, I would go that route. It's a couple of hours worth of labor...a job better suited for 2 people.

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Does this replace your current water separator filter?
Yes. The Air Dog II replaces the factory low pressure system and pumps directly to the fuel bowl....which gives you added filtration.

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So with the air dog II there would less possibility of getting water in the fuel system? Is it a job a weekend warrior can do or would a person be better off taking it to a shop?

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i also installed the airdog 2 df-165, i did it without removing the bed or dropping the fuel tank, you can reach the draw straw without doing either of the two methods above...

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If you are looking for superior filtration, they are worth every penny. I have the Air Dog II DF-165 on my truck and it filters amazingly!
Speaking of fuel, I never drain my water separator anymore since I added the Spartan. Do I need to be draining b/c I never get a message to anymore?


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Speaking of fuel, I never drain my water separator anymore since I added the Spartan. Do I need to be draining b/c I never get a message to anymore?
Yes, you still need to be draining the separator.

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Yes, you still need to be draining the separator.
Thanks Jeff: I drained it today but I didn't see any water in the fuel

I drained it from the yellow valve under the truck on the driver side, is there another area also or is that the only one to drain.


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