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Old 04-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Fuel Filters

I have a 2001 Diplomat with a 330 ISC Cummins Diesel. I am doing the servicing myself this year, and my question is fuel filters!!!
Cummins recommends that the primary fuel filter (right side above starter) not to be primed; my question concerns the secondary fuel filter (left side next to hydralic resovoir and filter)...do you fill it with diesel or install dry??? I would appreciate some feedback please. Thank you.

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If you do prefill be sure to only pour the fuel into the outer holes, not the center hole, that way it has to go through the filter medium and is filtered.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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I refer to the Primary Filter as the one in the driver's side compartment where your pump for the jacks is located. The compartment just behind the rear driver's side wheel. Fuel reaches this filter first from the tank.

I refer to the secondary as the one mounted on the engine on the passengers side. Fuel reaches this filter after passing through the Primary filter.

I do not fill the filters. Use the priming process below to fill them before stating the engine.

Replace the Primary filter. Now prime the filter by turning the key on, wait 30 seconds, turn the key off, then repeat this process 4 more times. Now start the engine and let it run a few minutes. If it dies, repeat the above priming process and start till the engine runs smooth.

Do the same for the Secondary filter and be sure and connect the water in fuel plug on the bottom of this filter.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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I changed both filters 6 mo. ago. I filled both by sypthoning fuel from the top of my fuel tank. I filled both through the center hole in the filter. I have driven the MH about 3,000 miles since changing. Should I take them off and throw them away? Then replace them with new filters and fill them through the outside holes or do the 30 sec. procedure. Tell me what should I do?
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I changed both filters 6 mo. ago. I filled both by sypthoning fuel from the top of my fuel tank. I filled both through the center hole in the filter. I have driven the MH about 3,000 miles since changing. Should I take them off and throw them away? Then replace them with new filters and fill them through the outside holes or do the 30 sec. procedure. Tell me what should I do?
No you will be ok but if you do use the prefill method be sure to use a 3/4pipe NPT nipple and screw it into the center hole to keep the fuel out while pre filling.

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Joe,
Your coach is similar to Rex's and mine. I use the same procedure as Rex--no problems. If you pre-fill, follow the suggestions posted here.
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