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ok after seeing that other thread about fuel filters it got me thinking should i change mine? so i asked me diesel instructor what he thinks, he said i should change it about every 75,000 so tonight i went and bought a purolator fuel filter, so my question is, is this a good filter? its what advanced auto carries
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I think thats the same type i used i got it from pep boys... Make sure you use the special tools to remove the line so you dont break it and leak fuel
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No special tools needed if you have the colored tabs. Just push the fitting toward the filter, push the colored tab in then tug the fitting away from the filter. I just used the Motorcraft filter when I did mine. Its time for a new one again too. Booo.
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One thing I found out about the Purolator from Advanced was that the diameter of that filter was larger than the Motorcraft. it wouldn't fit in the retaining clip on the frame. Took it back and cross referenced the part number, and it was the "correct" Purolator. Just a heads up, I'd check the size before pulling the lines.
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well today i tried getting the lines off but couldent, i need a special tool, so i went to advaced again and they showed me the tool and i didnt see how it would work so idk
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Again you don't need the tool. Mine were a b!tch to get off too. Try to spray wd40 in the fitting and work it.
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well from what it looks like i got to push this clip out to get the hose to pull off
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The clip pushes in. If you pull it out then its broken. LOL
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REALLY!? they dont look that way
ok now i see how that tool works
i thought they pushed in
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oh and how do i relive the fuel pressure so its not spraying when i take it off, i was told by an advanced auto employee to disconnect the fuel pump and then turn the truck on and let it run out of fuel that safe or is there a better way to do it?
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What tool did you get? This one:



You put the correct size over the line and push it into the fitting. But you can just squeeze the colored clip in to get it off. If you pry on the clip then you can break it and you have to replace the line.

To relieve the pressure find the fuel inertia switch. Passenger side floor up by the dash. Just get on the floor and follow up with your hand untill you see the switch. Pull the connector from it and start the engine. Doing this will not hurt anything in any way.
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i didnt buy it since i didnt think it would work, so since i will be in a diesel shop tomorrow i will imprivise
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pull the fuse to the fuel pump and let the engine stall out... then it wont spray out but a little will still drip out.
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Yeah you shouldn't need that tool because the year of your truck. I had to buy it and only 1 damn place had it in stock for 30 bucks but it had to be purchased lol. Like christian said, u just push the tabs on the little clips and the lines come off. Shouldn't be too hard. Make sure you wear safety glasses after u relieve pressure from the system as for some fuel might still get in your eyes. i got some in my mouth but idgaf lol it was funny
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thanks alot guys, i dont know what i would do with out this site, i guess i would of just took it to a shop to do it
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