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post #1 of 12 Old 06-09-2010, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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What size sockets for fuel filters?

What size sockets do I need to change my fuel filters?
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35mm for HFCM
24mm for the secondary filter (or 15/16)

Lisle makes a short profile 35 mm socket for about $8 - sells at most autoparts stores

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The fuel filter cap down on the frame rail uses the same size socket as the oil filter cap... 36mm
The one up top is 24mm or a 1/2" extension will also work

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I crawled under it lastnight and a 35 MM fit the fuel filter cap but it won't fit my oil filter cap, I guess that one is a 36MM. Thanks Guys

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That is strange. The filter cup on the frame rail and oil filter cap should use the same socket. Has your oil filter cap been changed to an aftermarket one??!?

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I crawled under it lastnight and a 35 MM fit the fuel filter cap but it won't fit my oil filter cap, I guess that one is a 36MM. Thanks Guys
Thats because they're 36 mm. They're the same exact cap.
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+1 for the 36mm socket. I use it for both. The 2nd fuel filter is 15/16". Do NOT use the 1/2" drive socket to open the 2nd one, or you will probably break the cap. I broke mine this way, as did about 3 other people I know.

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I bought a really nice chrome vanadium 36mm low profile socket new on e-bay for $7.99 plus shipping

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an 1-3/8" socket will also work
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I don't know but my 35 MM axle socket fit the lower fuel filter and doesn't fit the oil filter, I expected them to be the same.

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