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Fuel Filter change

Hey just want to change my fuel filter and the one underneath under the drivers floor board. Do you just drain it through the little water drain spout? then pull the filter out?
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I haven't done mine yet,but I have read that it's best to have the truck below a 1/4 tank of fuel also!
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36 mm socket requ'd

new revised fuel filter pn ..FD4617 [old FD4609]....if 4x4,driver side front and rear wheel ramps help....open drain on top side fuel filter then open drain on bottom side filter....up to 1/2 of a 3lb coffee can will drain out....you might have to ziptie wire loom down there outa way for easier access for 36 mm socket and extension.lube the new o'rings with oil not diesel.......1/4 tank fuel suggested....filters from international part # FK48002 [oil LF 16166].racor fuel filters [what ford uses] pn 5550........oil pfn 206.

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I found that if I ran the fuel down to the point where it tells me you have 50 miles to empty it drains "VERY LITTLE" takes less rhen a half hour to change them out.

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right on, thanks for the info!
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I just changed mine with a full tank on level ground & had no extra fuel come out on the bottom filter. Just let the HFCM drain for a few minutes & you should be good.
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Several weeks ago I changed both fuel filters. For the filter on the frame rail I first unscrewed the plug with the hex fitting and let the fuel drain into an oil pan, my fuel tank was near full. Then with a 36mm socket I unscrewed the filter cap, no additional fuel came at. I replaced the filter in the engine bay last. As a last step make sure to cycle the ignition key on and off until you no longer hear air purging through the fuel lines and filter canisters. You should be good to go.
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" For the filter on the frame rail I first unscrewed the plug with the hex fitting".............i read your post which made me go crawl under my truck to see what HEX FITTING......couldn't find it......just where is it? why would you not just drain using the drain lever?

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because some dont have a drain lever?? I only have a hex nut, yet my manual says there is a lever there. The LEVER is non existent.
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ok...well..i guess thats how some models are put together....figured when the book says drain once a month you'd have a lever to toggle... what year and build date you have?

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