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Old 12-19-2012, 03:27 AM
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Aftermarket fuel/water separator help

I just got a new 2012 6.7. I have been doing research and I am quickly discovering the vast fuel issues and I am wondering if anyone has any opinions on dieselsite.com fuel/water separator that bolts in the fuel lines by the tank. Or if there are better fuel water separators out their for these systems. And one final question is whether putting one of these systems in is not recommended because they can cause issues. I just want to protect my investment. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:15 AM
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FASS and Airdog 2 are two solid options. Also, the issues aren't "vast", but the folks who have experienced issues are justifiably vocal.
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I'm not sure that FASS or Airdog filter down to 2 micron absolute. Diesel site may claim 2 micron, but the efficiency of the water separator is the key. We new to see all available specs to make sure that $700 is being well spent. Either way, I'd bet that most aftermarket setups are better than the factory filtration.


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Old 12-19-2012, 08:23 PM
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I had a fass 150 gph titanium on my dodge. I bought locally for around 700$. I liked it no issues with it at all
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:55 PM
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I will check out all of those options. Thanks for the input guys. It's much appreciated. And I will see if I can find any specs on any of them
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:25 AM
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This is the diesel site filter. It is a true water separator, unless you go with a turbine series by racor there separator is the filter media (like the one already on the truck). The replacement elements are available in 2 micron, 10 micron "winter" and 30. The unit comes with 2 micron installed and a spare set. Dahl recommends replacement 250 hrs or 10k miles. And at $20 per set of two its cheaper than the factory replacements.


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I'm coming up on my 1 year Anniversary of buy my brand new F-350 (next week). I did a lot of research on this topic 13 months ago. When I picked-up my truck from the dealership....I drove straight to AirDog II dealer in my town. I had ordered a unit and scheduled an appointment when I knew my delivery date.

After 16,000 miles....I've got no complaints or issues.

I don't know if the AirDog II is the reason for this.....or even worth the extra $$$. But I do sleep better knowing it is on my truck.
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I have used, on brand X, a Caterpillar 177-9778 head and a 1r-0770 water seperator that filters down to 3 micron absolute. Up front is a Cat 1r-0750 filter 2 micron absolute. FWIW.
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You can get the fass and Airdog with the 2 micron filters. They are worth it!
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:17 AM
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I have been thinking about one of these as well. Would this jeopardize my warranty at all
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