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E-350 fuel filter Torx size? New member here...

First off, I'm a new member and so far I think this site is a great information tool...Impressive. So here is my dilemma:

I have an E-350 van with the 7.3 PSD and inherited some Napa Gold fuel filters with it. 2 are Napa 3518, which I think are an older style because they don't have the top build in and 1 is Napa 3818 with the plastic top attached and a hex bolt on the top. I went to change the filter yesterday and the fuel filter presently on the van looks like it takes a Big Torx socket to remove it.... Well, I don't have one of these. Any body have any idea what size this is? I know it's bigger than the T-60 because that is the biggest I have.

Also, just want to make sure, the fuel filter is located on the top of the engine. I'm new to these Fords so any advice on changing this filter would help. Thanks.
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I just used an oil filter wrench to take my fuel filter out. It works pretty good but you will need one with a swivel handle on it for clearance issues. And yes the filter is on top of the engine rite in the front. Welcome to the org!

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Thanks...Yep, I found it and what a P.I.T.A. It seems like these Ford vans weren't meant to have the fuel filter changed that often, at least that is how I felt. I finally resorted to using a 1/2 drive socket extension wedged down in there to get a few turns on it. Then it turned easy. The replacement filter has a 26mm hex head on it so no problem there. But in the process I had to remove a few air and turbo hoses a wiring harness and some other type of black box just to be able to pull the old filter straight up and out. But at least I know what I'm getting myself into if I ever have to do it again...
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