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Old 01-11-2009, 08:55 PM   #15
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The reason Cummins doesn't want you to fill the fuel filter then install it is potential contamination from fuel that does not go through the filter media. The fuel flows from the outside of the filter to the inside. Most people would fill the filter through the center hole which would send unfiltered fuel to the fuel pump. I put a bolt in the center hole then fill the filter. This causes the fuel to go through the filter media first.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:38 AM   #16
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Mission accomplished!
for those who haven't changed their own fuel filters; The flow of fuel, while removing the water seperator/filter, is not as great as it first appears when you start to drop the filter.
The secondary filter that is on the engine is a bugger to get at. I opted for lifting the bed to get at it from the top.
I followed Cummins instructions and installed the filters dry. Being aware of the center O-ring, thanks to Old Scout! Cycled the lift pump several times and BINGO. Is started with just a little stumble at first.

Thanks to all!!
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:31 PM   #17
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Fuel flow is not all that much but you need to have the new filters ready and a pan under the old ones
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I plan on purchasing a new site bowel so that can have the water seperator ready to go. This last change I must have lost at least 1/2 gal of diesel
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