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Unsuccessful Fuel filter change... need advice

Attempted to change fuel filter that's located under the truck. Tried to drain fuel filter (using fuel/water separator) it would not stop draining. I figured I drained at least 3 gallons, maybe more. On my previous 6.0 I'd drain about a gallon and it would dry up.

Well anyway I gave up. How much fuel should drain before it is emptied? I had a full tank of fuel would that be a problem.

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Try loosening the top one just a little. Then drain the bottom one through the valve. Should empty out and then you should be good to go.

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You want to do both fuel filters , as stated loosen the top filter , you should only have pet **** on bottom open for a few , i just screwed filter with a bucket under and make a swap , just remember to cycle ignition about 6 times before starting to purge air out of system

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Best way to do it is park on a little incline with your low fuel light on. That's how I've done it and no fuel bath and maybe drains for 20 seconds. I've read with a full tank on flat ground it will create a vaccuum and keep draining

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Best way to do it is park on a little incline with your low fuel light on. That's how I've done it and no fuel bath and maybe drains for 20 seconds. I've read with a full tank on flat ground it will create a vaccuum and keep draining
+1 I usually lift the front end up a bit with a full tank and it eventually clears out without losing to much fuel.

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Do it when your tank is under 1/4 full.
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Cycle the key for 30 seconds Atleast 6 times. I usually do 8 times just to be safe.

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