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View Poll Results: What style of fuel filter do you use on your 6.5L?
OEM style, seperate lock ring- reuse old lock ring. 6 26.09%
Lock ring built into filter- disposable 9 39.13%
Both. 6 26.09%
Which ever filter is cheaper/on sale. 3 13.04%
Why are you waisting your/our time on a question like this? 2 8.70%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Filters

Fuel Filters....sounds like a simple subject, or is it.....


I changed my filter (first time on my truck, new buy) and local outfit gave me a WIX. The design had the locking ring built in with the filter. The filter on the engine used the OEM style, separate locking ring (reuse old). I know that Wix did this to their fuel filters on the the Ford 7.3L PS- the cover is with the filter.

So, what do members think of this style filter for the 6.5? I paid quite a bit for the filter (over $25.00 if I remember right) and I noticed that the OEM style on Ebay was a bit cheaper in price (and it was a Fleetguard).

I trust Wix and Fleetguard. If both make quality filters, then next issue is the price. So, second question is, what's the average price of the fuel filter you buy? (Yes, I know, it is the fuel filter....it is important and one should not skimp....no name brands to me usually I avoid....until I have researched to see if they are good or bad.)
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i use a purelator from advance auto runs around $20 seems to work pretty good for me cant remember if it is a reuseable lock ring or not i would have to look at it
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hey bonez26 everytime i see your truck it makes me miss my old 92
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I use a Donaldson P550352. Retails for $23.00 from Amsoil, $17.25 if you have an account.
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i also use a purolator from walmart, seem to work fine for me, price is cheap and i change them frequently, so im not that worried about how many miles i get outta them. and for 12$ or whatever it is, its worth changing frequently. I had to buy a more expensive filter from fleet pride, and it actually developed a tear on me. protect the IP and change em often.
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Fuel Filters....sounds like a simple subject, or is it.....


I changed my filter (first time on my truck, new buy) and local outfit gave me a WIX. The design had the locking ring built in with the filter. The filter on the engine used the OEM style, separate locking ring (reuse old). I know that Wix did this to their fuel filters on the the Ford 7.3L PS- the cover is with the filter.

So, what do members think of this style filter for the 6.5? I paid quite a bit for the filter (over $25.00 if I remember right) and I noticed that the OEM style on Ebay was a bit cheaper in price (and it was a Fleetguard).

I trust Wix and Fleetguard. If both make quality filters, then next issue is the price. So, second question is, what's the average price of the fuel filter you buy? (Yes, I know, it is the fuel filter....it is important and one should not skimp....no name brands to me usually I avoid....until I have researched to see if they are good or bad.)
I and some others here had nothing but trouble from the Wix (one-piece cap style) air bleed screw. Others say they have not. Whatever you do, keep the old OEM style lock ring in case you wind up joining the cadre of Wix haters. ~FH
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Either filters are fine.

Just make sure there is a hole at the top for the bleeder valve.
My dad got one without a hole!!!
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I have been using the WIX new style built in lock ring for years. Never had a problem with them. All I have used bleed as they should. Good filters IMO. I Lost my orginal lock ring a long time ago.
Forgot how much i pay for them.
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have been getting the new style wix because I can get them for around 15 on sale locally, debating about going back to the old style as I thought it worked better. I kept all my rings.
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I buy this particular brand from this source regardless of price (but it's relatively low):

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Clickit FTW $20

I guess that's the first option in the poll - I've only changed it once in 3 years.
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