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Changed Fuel Filters - ended up with diesel fuel everywhere
I bought a new to me '08 F350 CC SRW. The truck has 124k on it, so I decided I should change all of the fluids. Oil, no problem (just LOTS of it), antifreeze, no problem, diffs, no problem, fuel filters - problem.
I studied these forums first, read the manuals and even purchased the Ford tech manual on DVD. None really mentioned my problem.
I changed the top first. Un-screwed some to let it drain - No problems.
Bottom one on the rail - opened the valve on the water separator for 30 seconds with an oil pan to catch it, fuel came out as expected. Decided to let it go another minute or so, still draining. Couple minutes later, still draining, so I shut it off. I then losened the filter, and let the diesel come out. After a couple more minutes, diesel still coming out, so I pulled the filter and quickly put a new one on. Diesel was coming out of the housing pretty steady.
I ended up with diesel everywhere as it runs along the frame and control arms etc.
So what did I do wrong? Is it supposed to stop? I assume since the FULL fuel tank sits higher than the filter housing, that it will keep flowing until I run out - or do I have a faulty part? Truck runs fine otherwise. Thoughts?
08 F350 CC SB SRW King Ranch, H&S Mini-Max, 4" Banks System with CAI & Intercooler.
Last edited by MadDogz; 06-20-2011 at 04:08 PM.