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Old 09-10-2010, 08:40 PM
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jeez what a mess(fuel filters)

I just changed my fuel filters on my new to me 08 6.4L. The engine filter was easy but changing the frame rail filter created a mess of diesel fuel all over my driveway. When I unscrewed the filter housing diesel just kept draining out until I got the new filter in. Just a couple of questions. Is there a check valve in the housing that stops flow when changing filters? when I changed the engine filter there was black specs at the bottom of the aluminum housing where the filter sits, is that normal? First time poster by the way. Great forums.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:52 PM
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best to change them when you have 1/4 or less of diesel in the tank. also unscrew the top filter by the engine to release the pressure before getting the bottom off. get a cup or something and open the drain valve on the water separator to release some diesel.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:59 AM
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ok, yeah i had about 3/4 of a tank of fuel. I drained about a 1/2 gallon out of the separator first, then the engine filter, and then rail filter. Still poured fuel. Must have been the fuel level.
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Check out this write up. Very well done. With step by step instructions.



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