Yesterday with 8k miles on the truck I decided to change the fuel filter. I did a combination of remove the battery and the fender liner so I could see everything and learn as much as I could since I had the time. First let me say that the placement of the filter SUCKS.I couldn't even get my oil filter wrench on the filter because of the glow plug wiring harness. It didn't matter much because my filter wrench didn't fit anyway. It was after <st1:time Hour="18" Minute="0">6:00</st1:time> and most all auto part stores would have been closed so I had to southern engineer it. I took an old dress belt that is that woven leather pattern and threaded it behind the filter and slipped it through the buckle. Realized I did it backwards and turned it around the other way. Gave a little pull and the filter came loose. I was so impressed I decided to put the belt in my tool box rather than the closet. I will cut the filter later today or tomorrow and try and post the pictures. I felt some grit inside but couldn’t see any rust. I guess we will see. .