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Looking at prices for the duramax fuel filters and they are double than that of the cummins fleetguard filter that dodge uses. Any place to get duramax filters cheap, as I'll bge changing monthly with my mileage.
 

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I bought fleet guard for my turck 36 bucks a piece. I fell imo that fleet guard is about the best you can get.
 

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thejdman04;1593432; said:
I bought fleet guard for my turck 36 bucks a piece. I fell imo that fleet guard is about the best you can get.
I agree fleetguard is best, but fleetguard for a cummins is $12, why 36 bucks on the duramax?
 

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schulte;1593504; said:
You can get the filters for the duramax for ~$24, maybe even cheaper in quantity.

See:
http://www.fleetfilter.com/fuelfilters.html

Duramax is going to use this filter:
33910 33910 Fuel Filter $24.89 6/Case

Other filters:
http://www.wixfilters.com/filterlookup/index2.asp?Section=2&Make=81&SubMake=&Model=&SubModel=&Engine=36016&Year=2004&TempSection=2&TempMake=81&TempModel=&TempEngine=36016&TempYear=2004
They are cheaper if you buy in quanity,cheaper in shipping
 

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I've been told that Racor makes the OEM filter. blinefilter sells the Racor for $18.10 PFF5544.
 

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Grannie45;1593826; said:
took my truck to my dealership for a fuel filter change and it only cost $45.00 didn't think that was bad at all
$45 once a month comes out to ~$150 a year, you can save a lot if you go with fleetfilter.
 

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You can also filters from one of the vendors here Kennedy Diesel ... he sells them by the case also check out his web site. http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/vendor_redirect.php?id=5
From what I have heard they (filters) are made by one company Bladwin not Racor ... just what I have read.
 

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Grannie45;1593826; said:
took my truck to my dealership for a fuel filter change and it only cost $45.00 didn't think that was bad at all
That is cheap!! Gramham Chevy in Mansfield quoted me $135-140. I bought some filters from Eric for @ Merchant.
 

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ajk bell;1594040; said:
You can also filters from one of the vendors here Kennedy Diesel ... he sells them by the case also check out his web site. http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/vendor_redirect.php?id=5
From what I have heard they (filters) are made by one company Bladwin not Racor ... just what I have read.
I don't think Bladwin makes OEM filter. Check out thread "Who is making the NAPA fuel filter" under Fuel System, Air & Exhaust. Sounds like Bladwin's filter has changed recently to something diff.
 

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maxblue;1594485; said:
I don't think Bladwin makes OEM filter. Check out thread "Who is making the NAPA fuel filter" under Fuel System, Air & Exhaust. Sounds like Bladwin's filter has changed recently to something diff.
Anything is possible I know things change or what I read was incorrect ;)
However Kennedy says these (Bladwin) are really good filters.
 

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I get AC Delco filters for $31 from my local AC Delco supplier. Cheaper than I can find online plus there is no shipping charges.
 

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ajk bell;1594497; said:
Anything is possible I know things change or what I read was incorrect ;)
However Kennedy says these (Bladwin) are really good filters.
I agree, Kennedy stated Bladwin was a good filter. I was only trying to point out that if Racor is the OEM manufacture than $18.10 for their filter seems to be a great price compared to what I've have seen everywhere else.
 

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maxblue;1594856; said:
I agree, Kennedy stated Bladwin was a good filter. I was only trying to point out that if Racor is the OEM manufacture than $18.10 for their filter seems to be a great price compared to what I've have seen everywhere else.
All the fuel filters for the Duramax are made by one company, Racor. ACDelco, the ones that come factory from GM, Baldwin, Wix, Napa Gold, etc- all made by Racor.

This topic has been brought up many times:

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=133740

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134579

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=135412

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=135150

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=133475

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=132300
 

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schulte;1594965; said:
Ok, not try to be an *** here, but, this also includes Fleetgaurd??
Don't they make there own filters?? I know Bladwin make their own but I guess not for the duramax ... fuel anyway. Now this brings up good point if they are all made by Racor how come my Bladwin is longer then the OEM filter I buy at the dealer?

The only reason I ask is because I know there is a world of difference in oil filters ... the may look the same but not the same inside.
 

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I have not seen any of these other filters. I have read other threads that state they look different than OEM filter. Kennedy stated that he believes Baldwin is making it's own filter now and has compared them to OEM filters. Based on other comments it doesn't sound like all filters are the same and that there are more manufactures starting to produce filters for the duramax. Have read that there is now a plastic body one. Wouldn't think that they are all equal. Have no information saying one is better than the other. Was only stating I thought that $18.10 was a pretty good price for one.
 

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ajk bell;1595218; said:
Ok, not try to be an *** here, but, this also includes Fleetgaurd?? Don't they make there own filters??
I've read that Feetguard's are made by Racor, but that was here on this forum, not from a manufacturer's site, so I'm not 100% on that. Fleetguard does sell a filter for the Duramax:

Manufactured by: Fleetguard
Model: FF5501
Retail Price: $84.43
Your Price: $60.31

Not the cheapest option, but they do make them.



http://www.lethaldiesel.com/cached_images/FF5501_MED.jpg
ajk bell;1595218; said:
I know Bladwin make their own but I guess not for the duramax ... fuel anyway. Now this brings up good point if they are all made by Racor how come my Bladwin is longer then the OEM filter I buy at the dealer?
Again, I've read that Baldwin's fuel filters were made by Racor, but that was here, not from Baldwin. Looking around, you're right, Baldwin's filter does look a little bigger:

Item Number: BF7827
List Price: $72.73
Your Price: $29.09

 

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maxblue;1595501; said:
I have not seen any of these other filters. I have read other threads that state they look different than OEM filter. Kennedy stated that he believes Baldwin is making it's own filter now and has compared them to OEM filters. Based on other comments it doesn't sound like all filters are the same and that there are more manufactures starting to produce filters for the duramax. Have read that there is now a plastic body one. Wouldn't think that they are all equal. Have no information saying one is better than the other. Was only stating I thought that $18.10 was a pretty good price for one.
Max, you could be right on this one, I'm just going on what I've read around this site; based on the pictures, it does appear as though Baldwin has started to make their own filter. ~$18 IS a good price.
 
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