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Fuel Filter on Frame. How do you change it without getting a bath in diesel?
Who ever designed the fuel filter system that put the primary fuel filter and drain valve under the truck should be drug into the street and whipped. How are you supposed to maintain the fuel system(ie drain water and sediment) when you have to crawl around on the floor to drain it?
What if you had a fueling problem out on a dirt road? and its raining/snowing?
What a POS design.
On our 08 Cab and chassis at work, it is nearly impossible to change it.
the filter housing is sandwiched between the frame and transfer case and driveshaft, and the transmission cross member, plus the brake line and the wiring harness.
When i try to drain the fuel, it wont stop draining. so when I remove the filter it just keeps pouring out. So i lose about 2 gallons when changing filter, plus I get diesel up to my armpit trying to get old one out and new one in. So now I get the pinch off pliers and pinch off the rubber line back at the tank to stop the fuel.
even when removing the brake line and tryin to push the wiring harness out of the way, I have to individually put the filter in first, then the cap. Good luck keeping dirt out while scraping the parts agains drive shaft and other crap in the way.
We have several of these 08 6.4 and they all are a PITA, when it comes to changing that filter. We have Dodge and chevy diesels, they are far easier to service.
SO now that i'm done ranting and throwing tools, are there some tricks to changing this filter?