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post #11 of 23 Old 06-20-2019, 01:47 PM
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You go to all that work for the engine oil and you don't want to change two of the easiest fuel filters on the face of the earth? I don't understand your reasoning here, but then again maybe I don't need to .
I tried to change them once before and it was a royal pain in the ***, bleeding the air out of the hi and low pressure fuel lines and then re-pressurize the fuel system, no thanks I'll pay someone to do it for me. It was far easier and less of a headache to change out the fuel filter in my Peterbilt.

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I change the filter under the hood by releasing the three clips and spinning the filter housing. Easy. I drain the separator and undo 8 or 10 screws and replace the filter. Prime the system by “Turning the key” on and off a few times without starting. Systems all primed. I don’t know what the guy above is talking about. Lol.

“Turning the key” was used cause I have push button start.
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I have found that draining while on a slight incline (nose pointing up the incline) helps to stop excessive draining.

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Looking at picking up a 17 or 18 F350. How important is it to change the fuel filter regularly on these models?
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Absolutely critical. The DIC should notify when the "truck" thinks the filters need to be changed or you can do them every other oil change.
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Thanks for the info. Sounds like cheap preventive maintenance.
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You don’t have to change the filters. When your fuel system gets all plugged up, just light a match and cash in on the insurance. Lol.

I change my filters every 30,000km and drain about 5oz out of my water separator every 8,000km. (8,000km because I do a lot of highway driving so that’s every 8 tanks or so)
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I change the filter under the hood by releasing the three clips and spinning the filter housing. Easy. I drain the separator and undo 8 or 10 screws and replace the filter. Prime the system by “Turning the key” on and off a few times without starting. Systems all primed. I don’t know what the guy above is talking about. Lol.

“Turning the key” was used cause I have push button start.
Yeah, I think changing the fuel filters is actually easier and quicker than changing the oil.
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I change the filter under the hood by releasing the three clips and spinning the filter housing. Easy. I drain the separator and undo 8 or 10 screws and replace the filter. Prime the system by “Turning the key” on and off a few times without starting. Systems all primed. I don’t know what the guy above is talking about. Lol.

“Turning the key” was used cause I have push button start.
Which 8 or 10 screws? It just one big nut on the bottom of the filter housing.
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Which 8 or 10 screws? It just one big nut on the bottom of the filter housing.
I think that big nut you are referencing is the drain. To remove the filter, you have to take some screws out.

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