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Old 07-23-2009, 05:52 PM
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Question Any secret to removing the fuel filter

Here's probably a good laugh for everyone. I went to remove the fuel filter tonite, or what I thought was a fuel filter. Looks to be a plastic cover with a 1" wrench for loosening. Got about a half turn into it and here come the diesel flyin' everywhere!!!

It'll take two more days probably before I get rid of the smell. Got it in my face, all over my clothes.

So I take it this is pressurized, correct?
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did you let it sit a while before you opened it up?
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:58 PM
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you have to relieve the press off the sys. Just changed mine out last night. there is a little yellow tab on mine you have to turn, it's on the right side of the bowl.
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happens to people all the time, if you have a 6.0 dont forger there is another filter on the frame rail as well
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Okay, I'm thinking this was the fuel filter cover that I was trying to remove. It takes a 1" wrench to sping the cover. It's located right on top of the engine there in the front middle of the engine bay correct?

Anybody got a picture of where the fuel filter is? My truck is an 01' 7.3L

Thanks
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:21 PM
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in the very center of the motor... about 4" in diameter. right underneath the plastic "POWERSTROKE" cover.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:25 AM
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Looking at the front of the motor, on left back of the filter housing is a yellow "switch" that you turn and the fuel in the bowl will drain to the bottom left front of the motor. Be sure to have something to catch the fuel or it will be every where. That will relieve the pressure and you can remove the filter.

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I always forget to open the relief valve first but I don't have issues. Remove the plastic cover and it can come off easy with a long extension and a light tap.



Clean out the bottom of the bowl as best as you can, it gets real gunky at the bottom.


This was sucked out from the bottom of the bowl.
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