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Old 02-21-2015, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. (FUEL FILTER)

Hi im new to this forum and a new diesel owner. So i went out and got a new fuel filter today and just replaced it. First i changed it started it up and diesel came spilling out of it so i tightened the valve up. was that the right thing to do?
now it doesnt spill out the diesel out of the valve.
Plus i got a fram fuel filter and its got a totally different look but it still fits dont know if it had to be the exact same?
Just learning to mechanic so bare with me LOL

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Old 02-21-2015, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Forum!

After installing a new fuel filter you have to bleed the air out of the system. Here is how to do it:



I do not do step #2. I open the bleed valve and wait until the fuel coming out is free of air bubbles. Just put a pan under the back part of the engine to catch the spilled fuel.

Be patient. It will take some time. Do not crank more than 10 seconds followed by 1 minute wait for the starter to cool.

Make sure your batteries are in good shape!

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Old 02-21-2015, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you got a filter with the integrated plastic cover like this: https://www.google.com/search?q=6.5L...er%3B632%3B632, they are not recommended.

If you replaced one with the metal top, make sure to keep the retainer nut so the next time you can get this type: https://www.google.com/search?q=6.5L...ml%3B100%3B120
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just learning to mechanic so bare with me LOL
You've come to the right place. There are a lot of folks on the Forum that have experience with these trucks. And they are more than willing to help.

Spend time reading the sticky's at the top of the Forum page. Lots of useful information in them.

On page one of this: https://www.dieselplace.com/forum/63-...ml#post3576516 there is a link to Adding Personal Signature To Posts. Do this ASAP.

Again Welcome!
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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alright i didnt do any of those steps lol!
I was just following what a guy did on youtube he made it look simple unscrew take out than put the new one in. bada boom bada boom done lol.
The whole fuel spilling out of the valve caught me off guard scared me lol.
But i got the plastic one only because i had gotten two from canadian tire and they didnt fit.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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But i did get my girlfriend to start my truck for me a couple times just so i could observe the vavle to check to see if anymore fuel was coming out
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OK! Glad your first fuel filter change went well!
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thank you for the info freddy
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, actually, when the fuel came out from the valve, you actually have bleed the air from the system.

So, what you think was a mistake is actually the right thing to do.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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wasnt just a lil bit it was a lot lol

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