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Old 05-06-2014, 02:18 PM
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Fuel filter gasket

I recently replaced my fuel filter, and when I started the truck, fuel was spraying out from the top of the fuel bowl. I tightened the new lid as tight as I could get it. I took it back off, and noticed the new gasket looked nothing like the old one. The new one was basically a flat rubber gasket with an o-ring shape molded in at the outer circumference. The old one was flat on top and tapered on bottom. I also noticed the new lid was deeper where the threads are and has more threads. I wound up using the old gasket with the new lid. I thought I had read someone having this problem before, but can't find the thread now. I got the filter at auto zone I believe. Does anyone have a good part number for a fuel filter that fits and seals properly so I can get the right one next time? Doesen't have to be autozone. Thanks
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:05 PM
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been running them for 4yrs now..no leaks

Wix 33818 & Napa 3818 Fuel Filter: FleetFilter Secure Online Store
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:36 AM
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Yeah I also prefer the wix gasket... I don't use the filter though. If it leaked you tightened it too fast, and it kinked. You must tighten it very slowly and it really doesn't have to be that tight
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i always use the oem filter and cap and never have issues.

the oem filter has a beveled o ring, do the others have this as well?

i changed my dads with a cheap filter from napa and it also had the beveled oring.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:35 AM
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no bevel on the wix from fleetfilter.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:43 AM
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Thank you. The one I had that leaked wasn't beveled
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:59 AM
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Wix doesn't have or need a bevel its a different type of seal and far superior IMO...
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:09 AM
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WIX all the way which is the same as NAPA. For almost every wix number just drop the first number of the 5 digit wix number and the last 4 is the NAPA part number.
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