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Fuel Filter Change?

Ok guys so its time to change the fuel filter again....I had the dealer do it last time since it was cold outside. My question is how do you guys change them. I am thinking about just removing the inner wheel well and going that way. I understand the basics of it just wondered if anybody had any advice on how to do it or any tricks to make it go smoother.

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I remove my inner liner too. I also added a 3 foot drain hose instead of the 3 inch one. If you open the drain valve, you know nothing comes out the hose, but if you start to turn the filter loose with the valve open it will start to run out the hose. My hose is ran so I can easily put a catch can under it. You kind of have to play with the filter a little, (turning it back and forth) to get it to keep draining, but I'm usually able to get most of it out, before turning it all the way off, and it doesn't make much of a mess. I just changed mine monday night. I changed all three of mine plus changed my oil in under an hour, and that included the liner removal. It's not hard.

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I remove my inner liner too. I also added a 3 foot drain hose instead of the 3 inch one. If you open the drain valve, you know nothing comes out the hose, but if you start to turn the filter loose with the valve open it will start to run out the hose. My hose is ran so I can easily put a catch can under it. You kind of have to play with the filter a little, (turning it back and forth) to get it to keep draining, but I'm usually able to get most of it out, before turning it all the way off, and it doesn't make much of a mess. I just changed mine monday night. I changed all three of mine plus changed my oil in under an hour, and that included the liner removal. It's not hard.
Thanks fuzzy, Do you know what size of hose that is I am going to run the same thing, thats a good Idea. Also do you take the wheel off to get the liner out or will it fall out once its loose?

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I want to say 1/4", but I'm not real sure now. I know I had to heat the end up to make it soft enough to flex over the barb. I don't remove the wheel. It takes just a little of wiggling, and the liner will come out.

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I want to say 1/4", but I'm not real sure now. I know I had to heat the end up to make it soft enough to flex over the barb. I don't remove the wheel. It takes just a little of wiggling, and the liner will come out.
Sounds good Fuzzy, I will give it a try this weekend... My service guy at the dealer told me to cycle the key 3 or 4 times to fill the filter housing up today when I picked up the filter. Hopefully this will go smoothly...

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3 or 4 sounds about right. I usually crank a little after each cylce, but it does never start until about the third of fourth.

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That was my ??? How do you prime it. So cycling the key 3-4 times will do that I gather,Thanks.

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