fuel filter change question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-25-2012, 08:56 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 179
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
fuel filter change question

Later today I was going to change my fuel filter in my 2000 psd. In the past I have always drained the fuel bowl when changing my filter. Here's my question, why do you have to drain the fuel bowl? It maybe a dumb question, but i'm tired of getting fuel all over the driveway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-25-2012, 09:10 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,852
Thanks: 1
Thanked 82 Times in 77 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Because water and sometimes crud, are at the bottom of the bowl. BUT, you don't have to drain it on your driveway....

Over the top of the pass tire, against the motor, you'll see a 3/8 steel tube end there. That's where it drains. Just put a short piece of tubing and collect what comes out in a jar or can (I like to Know what came out!)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-26-2012, 04:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Posts: 1,187
Thanks: 14
Thanked 37 Times in 34 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoRalPh View Post
Because water and sometimes crud, are at the bottom of the bowl. BUT, you don't have to drain it on your driveway....

Over the top of the pass tire, against the motor, you'll see a 3/8 steel tube end there. That's where it drains. Just put a short piece of tubing and collect what comes out in a jar or can (I like to Know what came out!)
What he said, just go get a foot or so of 3/8" hose slide it over the end of the drain tube so when you drain the bowl it doesn't drain all over the frame and ground. I drain the bowl every 5,000 miles and change the filter every 10,000 miles.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors