(just thought is would post this, i made it for another forum Heartland Diesels - Upcoming Diesel Club and Forum
what do ya think?
well i am starting to do my maintainance on my truck now that i have a shop (even though my truck will not fit in it)
first of i had to get the filters FORD PART# FD-4604-3C3Z-9N184-CA (contents are in pic)
I used these 3 tools for the job:
Ratchet 1/2 drive (for top filter)
6MM HEX/Allen wrench (for water separator plug)
35MM Socket (for bottom filter, mine is 1/2 drive for same ratchet)
this is really simple and will take about 30 minutes with more experience as you go if you use the right tools.
STEP1-remove top filter cap slowly (under pressure/spillage)
STEP2- remove drain plug completely and let all fuel drain out ENTIRELY!
STEP3-re-install drain plug
STEP4-remove bottom fuel cap and remove (most likely will not spill on you)
i heard that the drain plug will leak all over you, so i fabb'ed this catch bottle with my 6MM 6' HEX wrench to go through it) so it does not spill on me.
but i had to do further fabb'ing (see PIC) but it Worked like a CHAMP!!!!!!!!!!!
remove the filter and let it drain out some,
then reattach new filter and new O-ring to each cap.
DO NOT BE A TIGHT *** AND RE-USE IT!!!!
make sure you get it on tight, but not torque the hell out of it!
next remove the drain plug as you see here PIC
then my lil catch can will catch the fuel/water crap
(NOTE: see drain plug attached to the HEX head still)
next is to re-install the drain plug then go to the bottom fuel filter (see above PIC)
this is where you use the 35MM socket, remove the filter and install new one and new O-ring also on cap
NOTE: make sure to cycle the fuel pump at least 2 times before you start it to get the fuel into new filters.