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whats the life of a fuel filter???? and anyone kow how much they are. are there aftermarket fuel filters that are better then others?????? thanks for the help guys
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I change mine at oil changes...Slept since I bought one but I think mine was like $25-30. Brand wise, I just stuck a ford one in I am sure there are better ones.. Wix is a good one also. I usaully drain mine every other fill up just to be on the safe side.
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I usually change mine every oil change too, but you probably dont need to. I run fleetguard filters I think they run about $15 but can very quite a bit depending where you buy them.

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Normally I change mine out every 10k. SPDiesel (A supporting vendor here) sells 3 shipped to your door for around $40 and some change. Not sure what brand they are, but I compared one of them to my 35 dolar NAPA filter and it looked the same.

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I'm ripping that little bowl thing out of my truck this weekend. Going with a pre-pump setup with a fuel/water sep. and secondary spin-on fuel filters. I'll post pics when I'm done. Only reason I'm going pre-pump is that's the most convenient location for install.


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where is the fuel filter located and do i need to do anything special to change it???
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Also the life of the fuel filter is directly affected by the quality of fuel you buy.

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On the '99-03's the factory recommends 15K change intervals with 5K drains.

I'm with ndrorydr on this one. Mine's going away.

todt061458 is also correct here. Quality of fuel makes a huge difference.

So does the quality of the filter. That's why I'm going to put Dahl 100's on mine.


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anyone know where the fuel filter is??? im tryin to change it right now among other things.....thx
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What year truck do you have? Their all underneath the powerstroke cover on the top of the motor. Its a black plastic cap about 4.5" around.
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