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Old 10-29-2014, 02:11 AM   #15
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thank you
all good stuff
but i am looking at getting a gallon of kerosene

every one ok with that?

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Old 10-29-2014, 03:28 AM   #16
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I have the Cummins ISC 8.3 in a 2006 Monaco Knight, would You know if this has 2-Oil-Filters & 2-Fuel-Filters fitted or What, is it essential that All Filters are Changed at

the service & is it important that Original Brand filters are used as I seem to feel I've read that the Fuel filter(s ?) do the job of Secondary-filtration back into the Fuel-Tank,

any Help/advice would be much appreciated THANK YOU
A Monaco product should have one oil filter and two fuel (diesel) filters. Yes change all 3 at annual service and we use factory (FleetGuard) filters.

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Old 10-29-2014, 04:44 AM   #17
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What about using a small siphon and taking some fuel from the fuel tank when needed instead of carrying extra fuel in a can? You can fill the filters directly from the fuel tank.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:09 AM   #18
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Many Thanks for Your Advice - Much appreciated !
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:44 AM   #19
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My filters must be filled when installing on the Cummins 8.3L mechanical.

I have a Toad following the MH.

If I for some reason needed diesel fuel for an emergency filter exchange, I would put a quarter over the center hole of the new filter and pour the fuel from the old filter into the new filter.

If that were not adequate, I would drive to the diesel station and get some diesel fuel in some type of container and bring it back to the rig.

In 13 years and 70,000 miles that has never happened.......
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:05 AM   #20
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i prefill both filters. i always carry a clean medical syringe, filter wrenches and new filters in the coach. when need be on the road or at home, after drop the old filters, i use syringe to draw the fuel from the center hole of the old filters to fill the perimeter holes of the new filters (get fuel filtered twice). this process keeps the new filters filled with clean fuel and not wasting a penny. it works for me every time.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:23 PM   #21
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I did not see where you mentioned what type of coach or engine you have. If you have a lift pump it will fill the filters for you. In my Allegro Bus the instruction for changing filters say to turn on the ignition for 30 seconds then turn it off and back on. Do this for about ten times and it will fill up the filters. The air from the filters is bled out through a return line or something because there is no air bleeder on the engine side of the pump.
From everything I read the only reason not to prefill the filters is because of a fear of contamination. The companies are afraid if you get any dirt in the secondary filter as you add diesel to it then it will get into the injectors.

I agree with one of the other posters. If you have a toad then just carry a can and if you have an emergency then you can take the toad to get diesel for the filters if you need to.
Personally I would not carry the can either. You can buy a gallon gas can when you buy diesel. Or if you go to a truck stop look in the trash can for an empty gallon oil jug and put the diesel in that for a temporary can.

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