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Trouble with a fuel filter change...

So I've got yet another embarrassing problem... I was changing the fuel filters on my truck and all was going swimmingly (not literally, was actually a pretty clean job... mostly) until I went to screw the new filter back into the frame mounted fuel conditioner module. It hand screwed about 1/4 inch in and then got stiff so I got out the wrench and continued only to hear some loud squeaking and make no progress. When I used my hand again, it backed off perfectly smooth but the tight spot was still there. It's like its getting caught on something...

But since she's a 4x4 and I've got a drive shaft right in my way I can't get an eye in to see what's catching.

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O ring is all the way back on the lid right??

Pull the filter back out, feel around inside the HFCM to check the threads - make sure they are not buggered up ...

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Don't know if this will be of help this is on a 2x4 but the same thing
http://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/D...ence-Guide.pdf
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Service Points - HFCM and Fuel Filters
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Am an idiot , I wasn't accounting for the small ratcheting space that I've got. It was actually going in, just slowly, and it's tight like an SOB, but the threads are fine and all. Job complete and truck is happy again.

May the ridicule begin!

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May the ridicule begin!

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Ridicule.. ridicule.. ridicule..
Okay ridicule complete Ed.
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We've all done that kind of thing, whether or not anybody admits it or not...

I will admit it... I've done more than MY fair share of idiot stuff, most recently laid my hand open to the bone using a drill press and a circle cutter...had my hand in the wrong spot when I flipped it on. A 1/4 inch more and i'd have lost my middle pointing finger! Got 13 stitches ...

Glad you got it all ironed out!

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No worries, we have all been there. Glad there wasn't a problem.

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I use a little motor oil on the cap o-ring. they still go in tight

I left the o-ring off of a 6.4 hfcm once so we all do stupid **** now and then

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Are the fuel filters fairly easy to change?

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Are the fuel filters fairly easy to change?
Yeah - If you can change the oil filter, you can do the fuel filter.

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