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Old 01-06-2011, 09:43 AM
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Ideas?

Changed my fuel filters for the first time since I bought my truck. Does anyone know how to prevent fuel from running down your hand, down your arm, and into your armpit? I mean, I like the smell of diesel and all, but it overpowers my deodorant like nothin!
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:29 AM
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First: Drain fuel in the HFCM (primary filter on the frame rail) through the 6mm hex plug.
If you haven't replaced the stock 6mm hex plug with the LCF knurled version, this is a good time to make a $16 upgrade (maybe a quart will drain out):

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You may find this online or at your Ford or International dealer with the PN in the link
Ford PN: 6E7Z-9C082-A
International PN: 2589259C91

This plug is to drain water but drains the fuel (at each filter change of course which is every other oil change) to keep it from spilling over you during the filter swap.

Second: A short 36mm socket may give you a little more room when removing the filter cap and some rags stuffed around the cap will catch whatever small amount remains when you get the cap off:

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Old 01-06-2011, 11:41 AM
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Check with O'Riely or Auto Zone ,got mine at NAPA this is the socket you want > if you don't have a Sears nearby ?

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Thanks for the link guys. I'll be searching for on tomorrow. I used a regular axle nut socket, made it a pain. I used the drain plug and that let out quite a bit, but a fair amount still came out when I pulled the filter.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:44 PM
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Use rubber gloves and roll the edge back toward your hand like rolling up your sleeves. Walmart actually sells them made that way in the grocery section next to the dishwasher stuff and soap. Got some in the garage but haven't tried them yet.
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