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Old 10-05-2007, 01:22 PM
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fuel filters

Well its time to change fuel filters on my 07 ccsb fx4. It looks like the

frame filter drain plug is going to make a really good mess. Has anyone come

up with an idea so as not to "take a bath" in diesel fuel and or get it all over

the frame. Any suggestions would be thankful.

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Old 10-05-2007, 04:01 PM
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ya'll not going to leave me hanging are ya'll,,,,anybody
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its not that bad if you take out that drain plug on the side, let it drain into a bucket then remove the filter, but if ya try and just remove the filter with out the plug out yur sure to bathe in fuel

the plug is a 6mm allen head i do believe
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When I did mine it wasn't that bad. I read to take the drain plug out overnight but I didn't have that kind of patience. Just decided to do it one morning.


:edit: Beat me to it Stump, and yeah it is a 6mm.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:10 PM
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What Stump said, plus I use a lot of extensions and a universal to get away from it.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:11 PM
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I have seen where guys will take some tin foil and kinda make a shoot for the fuel to drain into a catch. Then just change as normal.
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:25 PM
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Thanks guys,, I'll start with the drain plug first and hope for the best. I let ya'll know if I come up with any tricks or anything.
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:28 PM
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one guy i know told me to cut off the top part of a 2 liter pop bottle and use that to prevent the splash!!!! then let it drain into the bottle with top part upside down..

(does that make sense?)
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what a coincidence. i decided to change mine today too.. i got too pissed off at the frame mounted one because i did not have a 2' long extension for my 36mm socket, so ended up not changing that way yet, wait till tomorrow. i did drain it first though, and it does make a mess, especially with 4wd since the front drive shaft is right in the way.

i did change the engine mounted one however, but the new one i have is not exactly the same as the old one. the new is in a bit shorter, and does not stick to the cap like the old one. it also has some grooves that grab the "peepee" in the fuel bowl, the old one did not... all in all, i ended up using the new one and i dont think there are any problems, the old one was nasty and was not going back in. and yes, the truck runs way better now and makes more smoke, so i'm thinking they were long overdue.. cant wait to change the primary i'm sure it's supernasty..
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I only needed a 6" long extension but the front drive shaft is a def PITA to work around. Took about 25 min total to change both once I got started.
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