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post #1 of 24 Old 10-16-2007, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel filters

i know i rememeber reading this somewhere on the forum but i spent 15 mins looking and can't seem to locat it again. Anyways how often do most people recommend changing fuel filters, and when you change them do you need to change both or does teh fuel filter on the frame rail only needed changed every other time?
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The consensus is 15k for both filters everywhere I've seen.


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When you change the filter on the frame rail also drain the housing using the 7mm allen plug just in front of the filter. That gets the water (if any) out of the trap.

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Actually it is a 6mm hex.

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Hi powermoon, my bad. Definitely 6mm but mine is a bit rounded :-) The only problem with that plug is that it's nearly blocked by the front drive shaft. I have a 6mm hex bit in 1/4" and another in 3/8" and I couldn't get either in. The hex bit fits but not the ratchet. Luckily I used a 6mm allen key and I had enough room to turn it.

To solve that problem, the last time I replaced my frame rail filter I also installed the updated drain plug. Instead of just the 6mm plug that is flush with the housing it's got a thumb wheel which you can open and close without tools. I bought it from the Ford dealer for about $12.

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Jacks good suggestion about replacing the factory plug with the new one. Did the same thing and makes draining a breeze.

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thanks guys got my filters today might have to go back and get that drain plug i still got about 20 left on my gift card might as well make it to good use! however do you guys know if thats a part they have to order? I was hoping to do it this weekend.
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It took my local Ford dealer 2 weeks to get my new drain plug in. But the good news is that it can be done at anytime. You can do the 2 filters this weekend and then just do the drain plug when it comes in.

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