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Old 04-05-2008, 01:37 PM
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Changed Fuel filters today for first time

Went with Motorcraft replacment filters from local Advance. Was not that hard to be honest... pretty easy. I started by draining the water seperator and I had pretty much no water, maybe 1-2 drops. The filters were not as dirty as I expected. I think the owners manual recomendation of 15k is dead on. I have about 12.8 currently and they could of gone 15k w/out thinking about it. So I'll be sticking with the books interval.
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:44 PM
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yeah had i known to go every 15K i would have, but i didnt change mine till like 29K or so. they were horrible. they were starting to twist too. which is a bad thing. they were the blackest of black. glad i changed them!
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Fuel filters are cheap insurance of your expensive injectors. I go 12-15,000 miles on mine. I have changed then as low as 10K if the truck seemed to be losing it's edge. It's surprising how much difference clean filters can make.
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Yes, I did notice a difference in how it ran. But I think a 15K interval is good. $50/pop is not cheap every 10-15k.
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:26 PM
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Ford 6.0 Liter Turbo Diesel Racor PFF-4604 Fuel/Water Seperator Filters(PFF4604): Pick Up & Excursion-Replaces Motorcraft FD-4604 is the best price I've found on fuel filters. I buy several sets of fuel and oil filters at once and it works out pretty good. That's the Racor filters. Motorcraft is a few more dollars but the exact same filters.
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:27 PM
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I do mine every other oil change right now, so every 6-7k miles. I found one of our sponsors that has a heck of a deal on a 3 pack of filters, I now have 4 of them sitting on my shelf, and just replaced one at last oil change.

Like someone said, cheap insurance, and I'm a bit anal with keepin up on that stuff.
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Yes, I did notice a difference in how it ran. But I think a 15K interval is good. $50/pop is not cheap every 10-15k.
Check and see if you have an International dealer near by. I just got a set there for $34.41.
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:48 PM
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OH wow... yeah that's a better price now. I know on oil filters the Motorcraft and (now) regular purolator are the same thing, you could swap them and never know. So Motorcraft buys their fuel filters from racor too huh. Nice. Good for us, we'll find it somewhere else w/out the mark up built into it.
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i change mine every 10K miles !!!
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Hey guys, check spdiesel.com, I got my triple pack from them for the same price that I got one locally.
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