Fuel Filter Change... Concerns - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 10-09-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
LakiPolitis's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 248
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Fuel Filter Change... Concerns


I did my fuel filter today - I threw in a DriveWorks aftermarket one that should replicate the MotorCraft filter but with the cap already on. Ford wanted $53 for the filter cap alone - so that was out of the questions. Here are my concerns:

1.) I feel like I lost a lot of diesel in the process. I'm measuring out the next 100 miles to make sure I'm not leaking - but there's no leaks on my driveway or behind me when I drive. And it doesn't smell like unspent diesel anywhere. (Yellow lever is closed)
2.) The filter cap didn't tighten all the way... I thought it did. Needless to say I lost more diesel. And it sprayed all over the top of my motor. But I had just turned the motor after waiting for it to refill. So I had to let it run. What's the worst that can happen with some of that spilt diesel up there?
3.) What is the brand and model number that everyone here is using? I really don't like the drive on top of the DriveWorks filter, it started stripping. I had to bust out the old screwdriver and hammer to finish tightening.

Anything I missed or you think I may have made as a common mistake. Anyway I can be a 100% certain I've done my work here correctly. It's not rocket science, but now I'm second guessing myself.
LakiPolitis is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 10-09-2012, 05:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
Patrick Feeley's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 2,326
Thanks: 0
Thanked 96 Times in 94 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If the filter has a beveled gasket, the bevel goes upward. I use these filters that use the factory cap:

Fuel Filter
(Donaldson) P550966
(Baldwin) PF7678
(Motorcraft) FD4595
(Racor) IN F4595

You can also see if you can get the cap from International:

Fuel Filter Housing Lid
(International) 1825190C91


1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.
Patrick Feeley is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome