Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-22-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,892
How many fuel filters on my engine?

I have a new to me Cat C7 300Hp 2006 Bounder. I took it in to SpeedCo to have a service. They could only find one fuel filter. They said that sometimes this engine has two but they could not find a second. They only one they could find was associated with the water separator. Is there another one and where?
Thanks.
__________________

__________________
firedoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-22-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,892
After thinking about this for 2sec I thought I should post it over on the Bounder board!!
__________________

__________________
firedoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Mike Canter's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Freeport, ME
Posts: 4,707
It would be real unusual on a diesel to have one fuel filter. Normally the first fuel filter is a 30 micron filter and can be part of the water/fuel separator. Most times not mounted on the motor. The second filter is a 5 or 10 micron and is normally on the motor.
__________________
Mike Canter
"Gunner" USN Retired, Airdale
2004 Monaco Signature 44' Conquest. Detroit 60
Mike Canter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 10:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
My C7 330 HP has one filter and it is a two micron. Easy to get to and easy to replace. This is on a Feightliner chassis. If I remember correctly all the other diesels I have had did have two filters - usually a 30 micron for filtering out the larger particles and then a 5 or so for the next filter.
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2010, 07:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
JoeT's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 486
You didn't say what chassis you have, but Freightliner did use only one fuel filter for a short while. However, I thought that was pre-2004. If you have two, the secondary filter shoud be mounted on the engine.
__________________
Joe & Loretta Fischer
2017 Roadtrek Zion SRT
JoeT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2010, 09:48 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
UltraKen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 125
The fuel filters are fitted by the coach builder so it might have 1 or 2. I don't know about Cummins but for CAT the secondary filter (or primary if only one) is required to be 2 micron.

Location of the filter(s) is determined by the coach builder. On many coaches you just have to look hard. Safari made it easier....

__________________
Ken 1996 Safari Sahara- 3530, 35', CAT 300
Pictures of my coach:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenpen6...566217/detail/
UltraKen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2010, 10:38 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Delaware
Posts: 538
If you have a Freightliner chassis, call (800)FTL-HELP and have the last six digits of your VIN handy. They can tell you how many filters and where they are on YOUR coach. Then, join Access Freightliner for free (takes a few days) and have access to all info on your chassis.
__________________
Crabby Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2010, 11:48 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
cbeierl's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 2,002
Here's an earlier thread about relocating the secondary filter from the top of the engine (C7) to the rear near the primary filter: Relocated Fuel Filter & Added Priming Pump It contains some pictures that illustrate where the secondary filter would be found on the engine.
__________________

__________________
Chris Beierl

2005 Winnebago Vectra 36RD
cbeierl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cummins Fuel Filters ebusch Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 1 01-10-2011 04:23 PM
Fuel filters on ebay Ray,IN Duramax Engine Forum 12 09-29-2009 07:45 AM
OIL, AIR, and FUEL FILTERS Discovery 2008 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 3 08-28-2009 07:04 PM
Engine Fuel Transfer/Lift Pump Failure Question jetar Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 7 01-13-2007 09:35 AM
Fuel Filters JoJim Newmar Owner's Forum 2 09-21-2005 04:27 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.