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Old 05-25-2009, 11:46 AM
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Twisting Top Fuel Filter

Everytime I change my filters (every 15k) my top filter always comes out twisted am I doing something wrong or is that normal how doyou guys install that top filters do you put it in the bowl firt of the cap first?



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Old 05-25-2009, 12:42 PM
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I have three 6.0s and they never come out twisted. I pop the filter in the canister and then put the cap on.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:33 PM
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Thats what I do too I dont know what I'm doing wrong?
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My filters have never come out twisted either. Maybe your over tightening it and it gets stuck in the cap?
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I dont have that problem either
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What kind of filter is it, cause I haven't had that problem either
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Everytime I change my filters (every 15k) my top filter always comes out twisted am I doing something wrong or is that normal how doyou guys install that top filters do you put it in the bowl firt of the cap first?



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You should put the filter in the cap first. Snap it into place and then tighten the csp.
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What brand of filter are you using?

On my 6.0 i always use motorcraft filters and have never had one come out twisted. But im a heavy duty mechanic and work at a shop that fixes big rigs. A few of our customers own 6.0's and they bring them to our shop to service them. Unfortunately the shop i work for insists on using some no name filter(comes in a white box with no brand on it) and everytime i change one it comes out twisted. When i service a 6.0 at work i install the filter the same way i do on my own truck...the only difference is i use motorcraft instead of a no name filter. So im assuming the twisting of the filter is due to it being a junk filter.

Ive mentioned this too my boss a few times and he doesnt seem to care. Im just waiting for the day something bad happens to one of these trucks and the no name fuel filter that twisted is at fault.

EDIT - Now if you come on here and tell me you are using motorcraft filters then everything i just said doesnt apply and ill truly be surprised.

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Old 05-25-2009, 05:30 PM
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mine comes out twisted too..... and onw of the ribs was ripped..... next time I will put it on the cap and see how it works.
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the cheapo filters dont have the cruves inside the filter to lock on the black holder in the fuel bowl. if you have a fuel pressure gauge and you see the needle moving around on the gauge that is because the filter is moving and it is not locked in place. so that why you should always use motorcraft filters and they filter better to.......
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