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Old 08-24-2015, 07:53 AM   #15
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After changing both fuel filters, I just turn the key on for 30 seconds and off for 10 seconds for 15 to 20 times. I then start the engine. Have never had any problems doing it this way. If on the road I change my filters at a truck stop and take the old filters to them and they allow me to drain the fuel and dispose of the filters. I always carry both filters with me. If I have them changed when I have the oil changed I have them use my filters and then buy both to use incase I need to change them on the road.
Koda believe me it's safer to change the filters one at a time then run the engine before hanging the other.
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Hey Walt!

I think the difference here is Koda and I have electric fuel pumps, that push the fuel through from the tank. This is pretty different than your rig I believe. Without that pump, you would be very correct as air would prevent a restart. Your rig needs to suck the fuel from the tank. Of course to create that suction, the engine needs to be cranked over.

I asked whether he fills the filters because,,,,, I've read that when you are working on a fuel system with an elec pump, it is better to install empty, and let the pump fill the filters as this prevents any chance of getting crud in the filters via a manual filling. Using this process, all fuel delivered to the engine follow the normal path, through the filters.

I asked the question because,,,, I'm not sure where the air goes if you do that? Pushed back to the tank via the return line? (my guess)

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Thanks Lloyd , my primary is suction so I pre fill and the secondary uses the elec pump to fill.
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I didn't see anyone mention lubing the new filter (O) ring prior to installing it.
You will be pleasantly surprised at how much easier the filter will be to remove the next time when needed. Grease works better than oil although oil is recommended by most.
Try not to gob it into the fuel flow area of the filter.
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Dan good tip
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As mentioned, I have an electric fuel pump. This allows me to put the fuel filters on empty. I change both filters and as I mentioned I have never had any problems starting after the way I prime the filters.
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