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post #1 of 24 Old 04-18-2006, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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i just bought an 02 powerstroke. i want to put in a new fuel filter because the truck is surging really bad. I am hoping it will help. my concern is this. on the fuel filter is says to read the manual(which i do not have) due to the high pressure lines. i have changed a lot of fuel filters in the past and want to know is there anything specail i need to know before i go forward.

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Just remove the black plasic cover over top, 13mm I believe. Then unsrew the plastic fuel filter cap, and remove the filter. Its very simple. When you put it back make sure you pay attention to the o-rings, especially the tapered one, in that they are put back (with new ones) the same way. Lube them with clean diesel fuel, or a light assembly grease and your done, While you're at it you may want to drain the fuel bowl in case there is any water or particles. There is a little yellow pet**** on the bottom towards the back side. New o-rings should come with the filter and hopefully you got the kind with the removable cap.

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yeah its pretty simple...don't worry about the high pressure thing, its a self purging system, so after you close the housing back up you just have to run the truck to purge the air out. this may cause some loud running and smoke for a little bit, but i've never had it happen...as for the wrench to use to get it off, that a toss up...if the truck has a motorcraft filter on it there is no common connection for a wrench and you'll have to use a special wrench to get it off...they are about 7 bucks, although i welded up my own for free(i'll send you a pic if you want)....when you replace the filter you will have purchased either just a new interior cartridge or a cartrige and accompanying lid...i did the later with a purolator filter from Advance...this has a square hole for a socket....lastly you have to make a good seal...make sure you remove the oring from the lid and wet it with diesel. replace the ring and screw in the lid...the manual recomends tightening to only 10-15 pounds of torque...if you don't have a wrench that's not very tight, probably just enough so that you can't remove it by hand...

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thanks,\

thanks so much for the advice. i did it and had no issues. i really appreciate the help.

while you guys are at it let me know what you think of this. i have the adjustable pedals in my truck. the pedals are so sensitive that it feels like the truck is surging just from very microscopic movements. is there any way to adjust them so they are not so sentive.

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Doing mine tonight/today after work. I really hope it's this easy.:pray:





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Bought a 99.5 PSD from a friend about a month ago. Started to have stuttering problems. Just changed air and fuel filter. TRied to purge with the yellow tab thing but nothing will come out. Any ideas?
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Bought a 99.5 PSD from a friend about a month ago. Started to have stuttering problems. Just changed air and fuel filter. TRied to purge with the yellow tab thing but nothing will come out. Any ideas?
First off, welcome to the forum, and secondly, please discribe your problem in a little more detail, it may not be fuel filter related so the more info, the better we can pinpoint it....also, have you checked for any codes in the computer just to be safe?? usually, subtle problems dont store codes, but if they do, it can really aid in diagnosis.......Marc
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Just remove the black plasic cover over top, 13mm I believe. Then unsrew the plastic fuel filter cap, and remove the filter. Its very simple. When you put it back make sure you pay attention to the o-rings, especially the tapered one, in that they are put back (with new ones) the same way.
only want to add, check the directions that come with the filter, if someone put the tapered ring on wrong previously, one would only be repeating the mistake..
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Thanks for the welcome.

Well it has a hesitation or stutter, when driving. It did it twice in the same day, no warning lights what so ever. Then it was fine for awhile, then it did it again. It also died three times on that same day. It died while idling in park, idling in gear and driving down the road. All three times, no warning lights and it started right back up.

The stutter thing has happened both with the cruise control and without.

I have read some of the post and not knowing the last time the filters were changed, figured that was a good place to start. I changed the filters and it was a good thing because they were dirty. But the problem is when i tried to purge with the yellow lever thing, nothing and i mean nothing came out. The filter bowl was full of fuel. My friend has a 00 and when he drains his, the fuel/water comes right out.

As for the details on the truck, it is a 99.5 120k stock, no chip or exhaust (yet).

The stutter thing is hard to describe in detail.
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well, there must be a restriction going to the drain vavle in the fuel bowl if it will not drain, but your studder sounds like a cam sensor to me.........Marc
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