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Changing fuel filter???

i was goin to try and change it today on my 01' and how do u go about gettin the lid off?? i couldnt get it too budge...i aint change one on a 7.3L before, so iam new to this...thanks

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I used an oil filter wrench on the outside of the lid.

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turn the fuel drain on, this will relieve the pressure. then the cap should come right off. the "butress" type threads are ment to hold tight under pressure.

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Fuel Filter

I put the handles of a pair of channel lock pliers in the slots in the top of the lid and turn counterclockwise.

Look for any "lost" o-rings in the bottom. Watch the lid gasket when you re-install. One way works....the other leaks.

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I use the channel locks also. One of these days Ill get off my lazy butt and make a socket for the lid.

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this is what I use. with this there is no issues just relieve the pressure and it spins right off. you dont have the problem that you have with that cheap a$$ plastic lid
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this is what I use. with this there is no issues just relieve the pressure and it spins right off. you dont have the problem that you have with that cheap a$$ plastic lid
Where did you get it and how much

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I made it, I tried selling them about 4 months ago and nobody wanted them. I was asking 75.00 for them plus shipping.I just sold my last one on ebay earlier this week. I guess if I had enough orders I could make some more

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turn the fuel drain on, this will relieve the pressure. then the cap should come right off. the "butress" type threads are ment to hold tight under pressure.
so is there a drain switch on the bottom of the canister or what??? iam use to the one on the side of it on my cummins....some good step by step directions wouldnt hurt on this either, to see if its much different then my dodge install....thanks

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so is there a drain switch on the bottom of the canister or what??? iam use to the one on the side of it on my cummins....some good step by step directions wouldnt hurt on this either, to see if its much different then my dodge install....thanks
Yep sure is.
There is a yellow lever on the back of the cannister. Turn it clockwise a quarter of a turn. This will dump the contents of the bowl. This is also the way you get water out of your fuel system (fuel/water separater). It is best to find the small metal tube leading from this valve and attach a hose directed into a container. I have to admit that I just park over the gravel drive and let 'er go. It won't be much.

Unscrew the lid and pull the filter out. Check for any o-rings that may have dropped down in there. Clean it out real good. Pour additional fuel in the bowl to rinse if necessary. Close the yellow lever. Install the o-ring and the lid gasket. Watch the direction of the bevel. Package should tell you. Turn your key on and off several times to fill the bowl and you should be ready to go.

Not difficult at all once you have done it the first time. I had exactly the same questions you did my first time (3 filters ago.)

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