Originally Posted by 04RangerDave
Do you have a big pair of channel locks for the filter. If not you need a pair of these 100% Silicone so heat isnt an issue and like it says they grip mad.
I have a pair like that but no luck. The filter is in a bad location where I really couldn't get both hands on it.
I finally went out and purchased a filter tool. The 3 jar kind and a end cap one that u use a 3/8 ratchet with them. End cap would not work due to the filter being so deformed from me trying so hard. The 3 jaw filter removal worked great! That filter was on there so tight even with the ratchet it was a pain. The seal on the filter had a huge indention in it from being so tight.
After I got it changed and refilled i started the truck up. Took a couple tries since I changed the fuel filter but it fired up nice. Took it for a ride and had no issues. I think the issue may be solved. Still concerned with the oil/carbon covered plugs after the seafoam though and the fuel filler flap.
After all the work yesterday my left hand is now tingling from a bit of carpal tunnel. But some beer should take care of that.