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Old 02-23-2010, 03:41 PM
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fuel filter change gone wrong

i had a problem wile changing my fuel filter...i stripped the cap off and had no way to get it off and then i thought it would be a good idea to try and notch a screwdriver in there to try and break it lose and alls that did was took a chunk out of the side of the cap...any suggestions on how to get the cap off without breaking the $608.44 filter housing? thanks

ps its a napa cap not a normal one with the torx bit on top this one had a 1" nut on top but now that is stripped.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:07 PM
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does it have notches where you might get a hammer and dull chisel and tap on the notches or ridges to break it loose?
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:57 PM
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is it raised so you can get a filter wrench around it. simple if you over looked it
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:41 AM
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nope

no theres no notches i tried to make my own...and i didnt overlook that its just raised a little bit and wanted to see what the feedback was before i went off doin somethin dumb
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:10 AM
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I don't suggest NAPA filters anyway. The gasket that comes with them leak unless you overtighten the cap. Good luck.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:17 AM
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they are a pain in the a$$ to change. I get Wix filters bc it has an 1 1/8 nut made into the top of it so that you can get a socket on it. Id try a belt type filter wrench it get it off
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:49 AM
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thank you

Yeah i got it off the slack jaw i bought the truck off of tightend the **** out of it and it was all napa i dono what his obsession with napa was the napa oil filter was the same way...thanks for all your help i went and got a monster pair of oil filter pliers and we got it right off...i used a luber finer filter and came with a cap and everything and it seems like itll be easy to get off lots of notches and its got a spot in the middle that fits a 1/2 inch drive rachet for an easy removal...thanks again for all your help
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:37 PM
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I broke the head off my fuel seperator cap. I ended up taking a screwdriver and a ballpein and cutting a notch in it. Slowly but surely the cap came off. $60 at ford fml
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:39 PM
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By the way never use the 1/2 inch ratchet method thats how myne broke i use the socket now
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:45 PM
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we talking about a 6.0 or a 7.3 here?
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