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Old 03-29-2012, 09:48 PM
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Changing fuel filter...

Complete Noob when it comes to this.
Is it fairly straightforward? Unscrew top of old filter, remove, install new filter...done?
Anything I should look out for? Best to take to cowling off completely?

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:24 PM
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Oring, that's it. I'd like to think you couldn't f it up if you tried, especially since you're capable of driving it. xD

As for cowling, I found a nice place in the trash for that the day I bought it. ^^
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:25 PM
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Yup take the cowling off, spin off, replace. 5min max. Some guys rec a bottle of sea foam in the bowl at service.....ymmv.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:28 PM
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what is this cowling? and the owners manual says to lay a screw driver on its side if you cant do it by hand lol, very easy, but do it slow or drain the bowl otherwise your gonna spill over and into the valley and think you have a leak lol
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:56 PM
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the "7.3 TURBO" plastic that covers the engine and serves no purpose = cowling.

If you use a (I believe it's correct size) 3/8"ID plastic tube and put it over the drain hole you can pull the yellow tab and drain it directly into something like a pop can, saving it from getting all over everything.

I have to use a screwdriver each time.
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my bowl has a line runs down pass side of the motor to the ground, and the "darth vador" style engine helmet is what you speak of?
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That's a good idea, install a hose and leave it there for quick draining (WITHOUT letting it drain into the ground) hint hint lol.

Yes, the helmet. I like that term better. hahaha
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:06 AM
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I bought a WIX filter last week and I'm just waiting for some decent weather to replace it.
Doesn't the yellow lever just drain the water from the filter?
I was wondering if I would encounter much fuel in the filter-body...remember: Total diesel noob!
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The yellow lever will drain the entire housing. And when I changed mine I had a baggy right there to put in in and not let it drip all over. When you change the filter its also a good idea to clean the fpr screen
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The yellow lever will drain the entire housing. And when I changed mine I had a baggy right there to put in in and not let it drip all over. When you change the filter its also a good idea to clean the fpr screen
and the bottom of the housing, there are always a lot of junk there.

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