Priming Fuel Filter after change

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ecodiesel1

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Luckily, we get to prime our fuel filter with the fuel pump and not the old fashioned way!

For Push Button start trucks
-Push the start button with your foot OFF the brake. That will it allow the truck to go into "run" mode without actually starting the engine. Do this a couple of times.

If you have a keyed start truck
- Cycle the key to the run position a couple of times without starting.
 

Brady

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Nice. Is the same procedure as with my last truck, a GM.
 

jdn112011

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Very easy process. Just to make sure everyone is aware to use it when draining their filter or replacing it.

Hopefully everyone reads and does so before hand..
 

RansRAM

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The self priming feature is nice when you remember to use it, lol. After changing mine I foolishly forgot and had the brake pressed. It cranked for about eight secs and started right up. Seems it will reprime even while starting.
 

jdn112011

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The actual filter housing removal is a pain in the butt though really. I found an oil filter strap wrench that worked but it had to be just right to break It loose. But I wasn't going to spend 60$ on Geno's tool.

Thinking to design a cheap option like the filter removal tools for the Fords. If anyone has seen those?
 

jdn112011

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http://m.homedepot.com/p/GearWrench...3561-2&cm_mmc=CJ-_-1319015-_-10368321&cj=true

There's no season this or something identical but to the housing diameter on our trucks wouldn't Work. And though it's not as pretty and doesn't act as a fuel catch also I think it is PERFECTLY FUNCTIONAL. And the price beats the hell out of a custom machined one for 60$ especially considering I'll be Changing the fuel filter what? MAYBE once a year? Probably be regular maintenance before winter and that's it unless I have a seriously heavy driving year it. That's a lot to vest in an annual tool. And completely ridiculous for anyone that runs more "normal" mileage throughout the year or stretches closer to the manufacturer intervals for replacement.

Pain or not; my 7$ adjustable oil filter strap wrench worked perfectly fine for once a year application. And I could handle a 20$ specialty tool to use a ratchet. More seems nonsense
 

jdn112011

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Search "3526D" on eBay and it'll come up.

About 22$ shipped if anyone wants to try it out. 3.75" measurement is pretty close to the ecodiesel fuel filter housing.

It states designed for the Ford but works on similar designs. Well the ecodiesel has the same 4 tabs that this would grip two of. Guess you never know til someone is willing to get one and try it!
 

moparecodiesel

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The only thing I don't like about this filter setup is the salt water dripping in my eyes in the winter. I have to change my filter about every 1 month 2 weeks.
 

Theheathster

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I just changed my filter and the truck won’t start. I put in the Geno’s drain plug and it may have stripped it. Will this cause it not to start?
 

Brady

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Is there air getting into the fuel line????
 

Brady

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When you buttoned everything back up and primed the system, did you hear the pump running? Is the truck turning over but not firing?

If you've already solved this, let us know what went down.
 
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Theheathster

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When you buttoned everything back up and primed the system, did you hear the pump running? Is the truck turning over but not firing?

If you've already solved this, let us know what went down.
Yes, the pump runs and the truck turns over. It just will not start. It’s going to the dealer. I hope it’s a cheap and easy fix or under warranty
 

Theheathster

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When you buttoned everything back up and primed the system, did you hear the pump running? Is the truck turning over but not firing?

If you've already solved this, let us know what went down.
I had the truck towed to the dealer yesterday. This morning they said the injector pump is out and is on order. I guess we’ll see.
 

Paul6077

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The actual filter housing removal is a pain in the butt though really. I found an oil filter strap wrench that worked but it had to be just right to break It loose. But I wasn't going to spend 60$ on Geno's tool.

Thinking to design a cheap option like the filter removal tools for the Fords. If anyone has seen those?
1576272956333.png I got this from Amazon.ca $36. Canadian