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Old 10-23-2009, 04:27 PM
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Fuel Filter Replacement Help Needed!!!!

Hey guys, I am replacing my fuel filter. I've done it before and it's a breeze, but, this time I had stuck a rag down there to clean things up and apparently had knocked a little wire with three little circular pod things loose. I'm not sure how it goes back together, or if it sinches down when you install the filter??

Ofcourse I was expecting a 3 minute fuel filter change and it's dark outside now

Please help, thanks!
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:31 PM
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i am pretty sure that would be your fuel bowl heater but not positive but pretty sure
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:33 PM
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There are three slots down there that surround the center post. There are three loose pods that go into three indentions at the bottom. There is a wire that (I'm guessing) holds them down, but can't figure out how it goes back together.

One end of the wire has nothing on it, so it doesn't appear to lock into anything (unless I broke something off of the end of the wire).

Any ideas? Anyone know what I"m referring to for sure?
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that sounds like the bowl heater to me where are you located? will it get really cold there? if not just unplug it and go about your happy way
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:40 PM
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Yea I'm in Kansas, so it gets cold. It's already starting to get down into the 30's and 40's at night. It was only 43 today for the high.

Theres nothing that plugs in though. There are three little loose metal circular pod things and a wire.

I will get a picture of it.
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ok i am gonna say it is the heater and it will plug in outside the bowl not in it
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:52 PM
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This is a picture of what I'm referring to.
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Last edited by JHALL; 10-23-2009 at 05:04 PM.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:54 PM
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no pic
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:05 PM
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I edited the pic, it's up there now.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:10 PM
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ok that is the bowl heater just unplug it not sure if you will have to get a new bowl or not for a permanent fix or not? but for now as long as the temps are now well below freezing and u use an anti gelling additive you should be fine with it unplugged
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