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Old 06-16-2012, 03:01 PM
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Fuel Filter Twisted

First time changing the fuel filters on my truck since buying it. The top filter looked all twisted up when I removed it. Is this the result of someone over tightening the cap? I always tighten everything to spec with a torque wrench. Long time reader first time posting, will post in the introductions area soon. Hopefully the picture attached correctly. Thanks
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:10 PM
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My first though is that is not a motorcraft filter.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:28 PM
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Looks like it wasn't changed when it should've been.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:47 PM
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The filter says Napa Gold 3899 on the bottom. The previous owner said it was changed at 55K miles. I just changed it at 65K with a Motorcraft brand filter.
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i was just told buy a servise guy at dealer, that most quick lube shops swao the oil filter cap when swapping filters, the ford piece is made to snap on to the filter ????? is the fuel filter housing similar ???????? if so , i can see were someone may try to use the ford cap on a non ford filter.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:19 PM
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Install both filters on the caps before install. This helps preventing them from twisting. I did that one time, it was motorcraft.
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