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Old 07-07-2011, 08:08 PM
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Fuel Filter Help

Hello again everyone,

Continuing down my quest to do the routine maintence on my new to me truck. First diesel so bare with me on some probably very basic questions.

I got the old fuel filter out fine, but I am having a hell of a time getting the new one back in. I am following the Chilton book but it is rather limited on the tips and tricks. I was able to screw the new one in but it did not seat all the way down onto the gasket, when I tried to unscrew the filter the plastic nut thread started stripping. Any ideas to how to get it off and out? Any ideas on how it needs to get put in to fully seat?

I appreciate all the help,

Kyle
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:52 PM
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I am not sure I follow....I dont remember the filter screwing on and off, just the lid.
I assume you are talking about the cap that will not screw down all the way and now you cant get it off?? You are screwing plastic into aluminum so if its stuck that bad the cap maybe ruined, especially by the time you get it off.

Without seeing it I cant really help except to suggest a chisel and a hammer to try to tap it off like a stripped screw. I would be willing to bet that by the time you get if off it will not be any good.

For a temporary fix (or permanent) fix you can buy the filter with a cap made onto it instead of replacing just the cap.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:45 PM
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Thanks, that is the filter I bought. It is the WIX with the cap built in. Just like the one I took out. I hate wasting 34 bucks. Any suggestions when I get it off so that the next one goes on smooth. Do I need to rub diesel on the new filter plastic? It just seems that it was almost cross threading on...I tried it a couple different times with the same result until I got it stuck.
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when you get the filter back off, try reverse treading it as your taking it off til you feel it sit in the grooves, then slowly tighten it down and make sure its in there right. Its what I had to do myself. I use the same filter too
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when you get the filter back off, try reverse treading it as your taking it off til you feel it sit in the grooves, then slowly tighten it down and make sure its in there right. Its what I had to do myself. I use the same filter too
X 2 and like you said put a little diesel on the O-ring and where it seats to help prevent sticking.
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