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Old 09-06-2006, 12:39 PM
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Question fuel filter change

I just purchased 2 fuel filters for my 7.3 psd from SP Diesel. I got 2 for less than half the price of 1 from the dealer! Now my problem is, I`ve never changed my fuel filter myself, It was always done at the local ford dealer during an oil change. Now I need to know if I should drain the entire fuel bowl when changing filters or just enough to swap filters without spilling fuel all over the motor?
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:43 PM
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I dont know if u should drain it, but when I change mine the new filter will absorb the fuel and it dont spill over, when u put it in just drop it in slow and give it time to absorb
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just did mine on my new to me rig.........couldn't be easier.......unscrew the cap.......pull it out slowly......have something available to put the fuel soaked one in........look for crap in the bottom.......if there is drain it......if not slide the new one in slowly.......tighten cap........start it up and look for leaks......a very good design........
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Thanks for the info guys I`ll give it atry this weekend
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Let's not jump to conclusions quite yet.. I may yet have bad orings.

Yes, it's very simple, very easy.......
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And in hoyts defense, it is easy to not get the lid seated back good and thgen you have fuel spraying out really fast. So after you are done, turn the key on the accesory position and let the pump pressure up the fuel and check for leaks on that lid before you go driving and get stopped by the law cause you have an exxon valdeze spill coming from under your hood!
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And in hoyts defense, it is easy to not get the lid seated back good and thgen you have fuel spraying out really fast. So after you are done, turn the key on the accesory position and let the pump pressure up the fuel and check for leaks on that lid before you go driving and get stopped by the law cause you have an exxon valdeze spill coming from under your hood!

Too funny!
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