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Old 10-07-2014, 05:27 AM   #1
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Fuel filter Change on TropiCal T330

Hi all,

I'm trying to do most of the general maintenance on my motorhome. Greasing and oil change went well and now I'm looking at changing the fuel filter. I looks as if there is only one filter, looks much like an oil filter with a petcock on the bottom. I'm a little afraid of removing it with out knowing what's going to happen. Will diesel fuel continue to flow from the tank? Is there a shut off valve that I should be looking for?

I can't seem to find any procedure for this change on the web so I thought I'd ask here. I'm working on a 2007 TropiCal T330

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Robbie, Info about the engine manufacturer, engine model, engine HP would be helpful You could enter that along with your coach info in your signature and it will come up every time you post.

If your engine is a diesel there are usually two fuel filters, a primary (that sounds like the one you're describing with the petcock on the bottom) and a secondary that goes between the transfer pump and the fuel injection pump. Hope that helps.
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Robbie, Info about the engine manufacturer, engine model, engine HP would be helpful You could enter that along with your coach info in your signature and it will come up every time you post.

If your engine is a diesel there are usually two fuel filters, a primary (that sounds like the one you're describing with the petcock on the bottom) and a secondary that goes between the transfer pump and the fuel injection pump. Hope that helps.
Thanks Ken, I'll look for that 2nd filter. Have you changed the primary filter? What happens when you remove it?

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Thanks Ken, I'll look for that 2nd filter. Have you changed the primary filter? What happens when you remove it?

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Changes a lot of fuel filters in my career, hardest were the frozen ones when it was -20F. Depending on the position of the filter in relation to the tank you will get a little fuel or a constant stream. Most important is to bleed/prime the fuel system after you have changed the filter and before you start the engine.
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