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Old 07-05-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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I have a 1987 MH on a Ford E350 chassis, 460 4-bbl. I recently located what appears to be a fuel filter on the driver side chassis rail. Is there a special tool to unscrew (if it even unscrews) the filter? Or is there a specific way to change the filter
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I have a 1987 MH on a Ford E350 chassis, 460 4-bbl. I recently located what appears to be a fuel filter on the driver side chassis rail. Is there a special tool to unscrew (if it even unscrews) the filter? Or is there a specific way to change the filter
I found the coolest oil filter removing tool at Auto Zone. I bought it to change the filer in my generator, but it will also change a full size oil filter. You put it on the bottom of the filter and use a socket wrench, as you turn the socket wrench in the direction you normally would to loosen, the Oil filter tool thing tightens and the filter comes off. On my generator, there was no way to even get fingers in there so this "tool" is perfect.

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Old 07-05-2011, 03:50 PM   #3
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I have a 1987 MH on a Ford E350 chassis, 460 4-bbl. I recently located what appears to be a fuel filter on the driver side chassis rail. Is there a special tool to unscrew (if it even unscrews) the filter? Or is there a specific way to change the filter
Can you post a photo of it or email the photo to me?
I am not sure what you are looking at as the fuel filter should screw into the carburetor.
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Scroll down the page and you will see a list of them. Buy the new fuel filter and then the tool. That filter was supposed to last 100K miles but was plugged on mine in 11K miles but probably mostly from varnish due to low usage. They have some funny looking fittings and mine did not screw on.
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I have a 1987 MH on a Ford E350 chassis, 460 4-bbl. I recently located what appears to be a fuel filter on the driver side chassis rail. Is there a special tool to unscrew (if it even unscrews) the filter? Or is there a specific way to change the filter
......Yes, it is a fuel filter, and it requires a special tool available @ most parts stores like NAPA, AUTOZONE etc. Good luck and travel safe.
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I am not aware that Ford ever put a fuel filter on the frame in that era.
Just the one that screws into the carburetor.
Maybe someone added an inline fuel filter with hose clamps on each end.
Does it have wires going to it?
Does it look like this:


Does your fuel system look like this or does it have one tank?


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fuel filter

It has a single tank. I'll try to take a photo of it and post it




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I am not aware that Ford ever put a fuel filter on the frame in that era.
Just the one that screws into the carburetor.
Maybe someone added an inline fuel filter with hose clamps on each end.
Does it have wires going to it?
Does it look like this:


Does your fuel system look like this or does it have one tank?


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Scroll down the page and you will see a list of them. Buy the new fuel filter and then the tool. That filter was supposed to last 100K miles but was plugged on mine in 11K miles but probably mostly from varnish due to low usage. They have some funny looking fittings and mine did not screw on.
I apologize, my link did not work for some reason. Ford Fuel Filter Removal Tool
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http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/mo..._line_tool.jpg This is the one I have (just used it the other day)
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fuel filter

Here is a photo of the fuel filter......now the next question....has anyone seen this type of filter?....and how do you change it?
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Not stock, looks like an aftermarket screw on.
Would like to have seen the top of it and the lines in an out.
You sure it is fuel and not an extra transmission filter?
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Just to let others know.....that is a fuel filter and it was not an add-on....a canister type with replacement filter inside (naturally). The unfortunate thing is that the tank fuel pump works and the line must be clogged from this filter to the carb. Does anyone know if the vapor seperator has ever clogged and if I can remove it completely out of the line?
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Without the vapor separator you will have vapor locking in hot weather.
I have never seen a filter like that on a Ford van or truck from the 80's or 90's.
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