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Fuel Filter Change

Discussion in 'Dodge Ram Eco Diesels' started by Kapt, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Kapt

    Kapt Senior Member

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    I just ordered a fuel filter for my truck. The same MOPAR filter the dealership charges $125 for is $29 on Amazon. I'm changing it myself this time. For what the dealership charges, I'll deal with the mess of doing it
     
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    Use a gallon size Ziploc freezer bag, no mess that way.
    After you install the new filter, be sure to cycle the key on without starting the engine at least 3-4 times before starting the engine. This is to self purge the air out. You'll probably hear a change when it stops purging air.
     
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    Good idea! Looks like quite the mess. How much fuel is in there? Purging the air is very important. Thank you
     
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    good info. Im getting ready to do mine soon also.
     
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    I didn't realize this before, but the reccomend time frame to change the fuel filter is every 15,000 miles. Whoops. It's been 25,000 since it was last changed
     
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    There is not much fuel that comes out. If you were really brave you could probably use a quart sized bag, but having the extra room of the gallon makes it easier once the housing is unscrewed.

    Not that I would recommend it but going over on the fuel filter change probably has more to due with local fuel quality.
    There was a Canadian EcoDiesel owner that topped well over 100,000 KM on a fuel filter (if I remember correctly, he traded that truck in without changing). He was well over 100,000 KM on his second EcoD also before filter change.
     
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    The owners manual says Every 2nd oil change. HA! No water, changed mine at 75000 miles. And then 2k miles later a dealer told me I needed to have it changed for only $165.00.
     
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    I finally got the time to do it. Now I know it only takes a few minutes and that it's really easy to do
     
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    caution, diesel will dissolve a ziploc bag. (not immediately but in a couple days)
     
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    Didn't even need the bag. Nothing came out when I took it off after using the drain on the bottom
     

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