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Old 02-19-2007, 04:45 AM
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Changed my fuel filter yesterday, small problem

I changed my fuel filter yesterday, I want to thank all on the forum who had summitted replies to others on how to change it.....I used a 1/2 in.drive breaker bar to loosen the cap and it worked like a charm....the problem I had was in removing the old filter from the cap, it would not come out, I ended up using a screw driver and hammer to knock the filter out....What happened? Do the filters usually get that stuck to the cap? Any ideas ??
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Some filters come attached to the cap. Some filters you can buy like this so when you replace the filter it is attached to a new cap with a new o-ring on it. Also did you put a little diesel fuel on that new o-ring. You should have.
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Some filters come attached to the cap. Some filters you can buy like this so when you replace the filter it is attached to a new cap with a new o-ring on it. Also did you put a little diesel fuel on that new o-ring. You should have.
Which o-ring? The one that goes in the groove of the filter? Yes....there was also a little o-ring left on the inside top of the cap when I removed the other filter, I removed it and threw it away, I hope that was right...I drove the truck after the filter change and it drove okay...
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Which o-ring? The one that goes in the groove of the filter? Yes....there was also a little o-ring left on the inside top of the cap when I removed the other filter, I removed it and threw it away, I hope that was right...I drove the truck after the filter change and it drove okay...
The only O-ring I know of is the big one that goes around the filter cap. You should have put diesel fuel on it to lube it and keep it moist. Just makes it easier to remove the cap the next time you change the filter.
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The only O-ring I know of is the big one that goes around the filter cap. You should have put diesel fuel on it to lube it and keep it moist. Just makes it easier to remove the cap the next time you change the filter.
I bought a motorcraft filter like most recommended, it came with 2 rings, 1 that went around the filter in a groove and another ring that was wedge shaped for the cap, I applied diesel fuel to both before installing and used a 1/2in. drive ratchet to reinstall the cap, but only tightened just past a good snug tight......
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I bought a motorcraft filter like most recommended, it came with 2 rings, 1 that went around the filter in a groove and another ring that was wedge shaped for the cap, I applied diesel fuel to both before installing and used a 1/2in. drive ratchet to reinstall the cap, but only tightened just past a good snug tight......
That will do it, I know what little o-ring your talking about now. But when I buy fuel filters I get fram filters and they come with a new filter cap with filter attached.
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That will do it, I know what little o-ring your talking about now. But when I buy fuel filters I get fram filters and they come with a new filter cap with filter attached.
So with the fram all you have to do is replace the o-ring gasket for the lid?
How much is the fram filter and where do you get yours?
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So with the fram all you have to do is replace the o-ring gasket for the lid?
How much is the fram filter and where do you get yours?
Autozone, it comes with the new o-ring filter and cap, all in one, just put a little diesel on the oring and put the filter cap assembely in place and tighten down. I get it at advance auto, autozone, murrays discount autoparts, cost is about 15 bucks.
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Autozone, it comes with the new o-ring filter and cap, all in one, just put a little diesel on the oring and put the filter cap assembely in place and tighten down. I get it at advance auto, autozone, murrays discount autoparts, cost is about 15 bucks.
I just bought a motorcraft filter and filter only from advance and paid $21 plus tax...crap...
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Do these systems have a water seperator as well?
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