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Old 08-23-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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In-line fuel filter - what happens when you remove it?

Wow! After 16 months I finally found the in line fuel filter on my diesel coach. It is on the inside rail behind a lot of hoses and wire looms and not at all easy to get to. My question is what happens when I remove the old one? Will fuel run continually till I get the new one on? I sure hope that's not the case. Any suggestions would sure be appreciated.

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In-line fuel filter - what happens when you remove it?

Mine does.. I have heard of people with a rubber fuel line crimping it to stop the flow. But, to me it's not a big deal. Just put a pan under it and have the new filter ready to go. I never lost more that a 1/4 of a gal (quart) of fuel while changing it. Plug the center hole of the filter and pre-fill the new filter before you install it for safe measure to make sure it picks up and starts.


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Mine does.. I have heard of people with a rubber fuel line crimping it to stop the flow. But, to me it's not a big deal. Just put a pan under it and have the new filter ready to go. I never lost more that a 1/4 of a gal (quart) of fuel while changing it. Plug the center hole of the filter and pre-fill the new filter before you install it for safe measure to make sure it picks up and starts.


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Thanks Randy. Maybe loosen both ends first and then change it as fast as I can by hand. I prefill the water separator but this filter runs horizontal, I'd think the fuel would run out before I could get it on plus the filter location is really buried.

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Thanks for asking that question as I am about to do major surgery on my inline fuel filter. I am thinking about taking my portable air compressor and air nozzle and blowing back towards the tank to eliminate the flow.

I am then going to replace the inline Racor filter with a canister type. I have a narrow empty storage bay behind the current filter location and plan on routing the lines there to make it easier to change the Fleetguard FS1212 filter.

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I went to freightliner and bought the same tubing and some fittings and moved the in line strainer further up the framerail where it's easy to access. I'd be interested to know how the fs1212 works out. I was afraid it would be too much restriction on the lift pump.
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I'd be interested to know how the fs1212 works out. I was afraid it would be too much restriction on the lift pump.

Decided to replace the Cummins lift pump with a FASS DDRP 04 pump.

Now I have to figure out where I am going to mount the pump and filter. Less suction and more push is always better and the FASS supports that much better than the OEM lift pump.
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When you go to a FASS pump, do you remove the old pump or is it like a booster to the stock pump ?
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