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Old 02-18-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Fuel Issues

Once again thanks to all that help me about my fuel filter and fuel water separator question. For those that didn't see my last question. I have a 2000 Newmar Dutch Star with a 8.3L Cummins diesel engine, rear pusher. I have finally been able to start changing these filters. The one attached to the engine was no problem. The one located beneath the battery bank never seems to stop flowing fuel. I have drained at least two gallons and it still is flowing strong. How do you remove and replace this filter without losing all of your diesel? My Manual doesn't even show this particle filter even being on the motorhome
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:09 AM   #2
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If it is the W/S one. Have a new one ready to install with bowl on it and fueled up through the small outer holes.
Twist old one off and new one on quick as you can.
May help to put a 1 gal freezer bag over the old one and cut down mess.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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Hi BigAWB,
2X what Triker56 posted. I always have the new W/S pre-filled (via the small holes) and ready. I can change the W/S in about 15 seconds. Make sure you remove the old "O" ring and install the new "O" ring.

Because you have lost so much fuel, be very careful when restarting the engine. Consider turning the key to the "on" position for 30 seconds then turn the key to the "off" position. Wait about a minute and do the same thing again. You'll need to do this about 5 times. The purpose is to ensure the fuel system is full and being pressurized. Then try to start the engine.

If air is in the system the engine may not run. If that happens it's time to call a mobile diesel mechanic. The lines will need to be bled of the air.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:44 PM   #4
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Thanks, I will take the extra time to pressurize the fuel system. Last thing I want is to call someone after all of this hard work and great info help. I was surprised at how little room was next to the one filter. Also thanks for the info about the O ring. I had to redo the filter when I discovered I had omitted the O ring. Tomorrow I will ( I hope ) start the engine.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:58 PM   #5
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Got it!

To all who followed this, all the information I received was spot on. The ole motorhome started first try and is running great again. No problems.

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