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Fuel Filter replacement how to?

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Good stuff.. Here is another good video which I've used over the last
few years.

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Home depot sells a plastic mortar mixing tub for less than $5 that works great for a catch basin for underneath .

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Thanks for the mortar basin tip. Both vids were good attempting MY first change next week and doesn`t seem so bad

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Thanks for the mortar basin tip. Both vids were good attempting MY first change next week and doesn`t seem so bad


Without a doubt, it is pretty simple and a "major" cost savings vs. taking
it to a shop.

The filter under the hood is very easy. The filter under the driver side is
the one that will make you do some cursing. You'll be cursing the Ford
engineer who designed the location of this filter and how you have to
contort your hand to get the cap on and off.

One word: Patience and eye protection from rust/dirt chips and fuel splatter.
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Good info here. Just bought an '08 F250 PSD and will soon need to replace fuel filters. Two additional questions on the subject:

- is using Motorcraft filters important? or are aftermarket filters just as good?

- where are you finding the best prices on buying a kit (both filters and o-rings in a single pkg)?
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Good info here. Just bought an '08 F250 PSD and will soon need to replace fuel filters. Two additional questions on the subject:

- is using Motorcraft filters important? or are aftermarket filters just as good?

- where are you finding the best prices on buying a kit (both filters and o-rings in a single pkg)?



This is where I've always found the best deals. I've always gone with
the FD-4617(Motorcraft) filter. You will get both filters and O-Rings in
one package/order from this site.

This link also has a good video on using quality filters and the bad things
that can happen when you dont. Although I think they are mainly on
Oil filters and not fuel filters. In any case, a good site for filters.


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Yes the job is simple, but for the first timer is can be daunting. Especially when they have no instruction. I made this video as a walkthrough of sorts so even the first timer can do it without any mistakes like not cycling the ign 6 times at the end of the job for the l.p. bleed. Apparently it is helping from the comments I get on my how to videos on youTube so thats good to hear!
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Always use oem filter. For the longest time I took mine to the shop cause all the horror stories well did mine a while back its a walk in the park including the frame rail filter. Maybe everything seems simple since doing the egr delete. Even that wasn't to bad just more time consuming then anything

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I've been doing my own fuel filter change since day one when the shop
mechanic quoted me a $150 charge to replace the filters. Most of the cost
being 1/hr of Labor . I was so stunned and in shock that replacing two
filters that cost $50 would warrant a $150 labor charge. I suppose that price
tag was $50/filters + $100/labor.

So for the past 5 years, I've been doing my own filter changes on my 2008 F250. When did minor auto repair become such a scam?
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