Originally Posted by dieselburban
Only had this truck a short time and not even sure where it is located. Any help would be great.
I got a '95 6.5TD in a Silverado. I suspect they are simular.
1. Remove engine cover.
2. Look between the back of the intake and the firewall. You'll see this soda can sized filter housing with a retaining ring around the top of it. There may be a plastic tab and black bleeder valve on top of it. Loosen and remove the large outter plastic retaining ring.
3. Using the plastic tab or the top shoulder of the fuel filter, without making a mess lift straight up and remove. Try not to stirr up the sediment on the filter and dont let it drip off into the filter housing. Have an old butter dish ready to quickly transfer the old filter in and properly dispose.
4. The fuel filter is key'd so it only goes in one way and will drop in once properly key'd. Lube the oil ring and insert new filter and install retaining ring.
5. Bleed system????? CAREFUL HERE. IF it doesn't start right away, only turn the engine over for about 15 seconds, then wait for about 5 minutes before you try again. If not, you run the risk of burning out your starter prematurely.
Ask me how I know that....
For some darn reason, The dealerships, nor I can bleed mine any other way other than to turn the engine over for extended periods. Simply opening the bleeder valve and switching the ignition on, and/or bumping the starter does nothing????
Anyhow, once you start it and run it for a few, shut it off and check for leaks.
6. Reinstall the engine cover.
I think that about covers it.... Good Luck...