Use the turkey baster to suck the fuel out of the assembly. Every motor is comprised of several. I committed that warning to memory for next time, and hopped into the cab to prime the system. Note: The fuel filter will slide out along with the cap. The fuel filter housing drain is located on the back side of the housing. Here is how to replace it. On the frame rail near the fuel tank and possibly under the hood as well.
When he got back, I made my way over for the final verdict. Common Questions Where is the fuel filter located? It takes a couple of minutes. If you've ruled out air-related problems, there's an issue in the fuel delivery. When it concerns selecting the right manufacturer for your intake system's fuel filter, trust Fram. Most Fords have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If your vehicle is registered, insured and used on public roads and highways, it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure that it complies with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.
Faulty auto parts can either decrease the driving quality or impair the overall efficiency of your car or truck, contributing to increased gasoline consumption, inferior overall performance, or greater exposure to unexpected automobile or component breakdown. Does your truck feel like yourself on a Monday morning after a weekend of partying? This article applies to the Ford F-150 and F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Fuel Lines The fuel lines carry the fuel from the tank to the motor with the help of the pump. Symptoms of a failing fuel pump are similar to a clogged filter. Your truck may differ depending on age and powertrain configuration. The new cap should snap right into place in just a few seconds. While the fuel system is similar in both the gas and diesel engines, some things will vary.
Check out some of the possible reasons why you are stranded. There are multiple causes, as the motor relies on a proper mixture of air to fuel to properly run. In the picture below it is shown in the closed position. Find answers to common questions related to the fuel system on Ford F-150 trucks here. This will energize the fuel pump and allow you to check for leaks. Getting a handle on this chore can save you some decent money over the next couple years.
Down to Business With my tools and supplies at the ready, I popped the hood and Corey put me to work. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ford E-350 Super Duty oil filter wrench. Just want to get to work? Note how dirty it is. Usually there's always at least one filter located on the frame rail near the gas tank; in diesels you'll also normally see a second one under the hood. Removing the primary fuel filter. Step 2 - Remove the primary fuel filter cap Using a 36 mm wrench, carefully remove the primary fuel filter cap along with the O-ring, and replace it with the new primary cap from the complete fuel filter kit.
It was designed specifically to keep clean fuel funneling through the system, therefore enhancing gas economy and overall performance. I used a filter that did not have a cap. Three possible configurations: on the frame rail near the fuel tank, in the fuel tank, or both. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your E-350 Super Duty. It is an easy and basic process that you could do yourself. Below are the instructions that came with the filter. Power loss can make your truck a nuisance to drive and be indicative of other problems you may have.
Over time the filter will get dirty and need to be replaced, usually every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. If it is leaking, it will affect your engine's performance. If it doesn't, you'll have to drop the gas tank in order to access it. If it is moving the proper amount, clogged fuel injectors are a likely cause. This article applies to the Ford F250 and F350 diesel engine. The first thing to check is the fuel filter, as this is the most likely cause to hesitation as well as a cheap, easy fix. The photo below shows the fuel filter cap removed with the old filter in place.
Use a strap wrench as shown in the photo below to loosen the cap. This photo shows the empty fuel filter housing after the filter was removed. It installs on the plastic part of the filter. I show it this way so it will show up in the photo. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc.
I replaced my fuel filter and wrote up how I did it here. Fram's group of original equipment equivalent fuel filters is mainly developed to deliver perfect fit and function. Connect the hose to the drain tube as shown in the photo below. To perform optimally, the fuel injectors need to spray a fine mist to create a clean burn, but they can get clogged easily from trash in the fuel. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. It is located at the front of the engine and can be accessed from the front passenger side wheel well. Every motor is comprised of several.
The fuel filter prevents this by collecting all the trash before it gets to the injectors. Maybe I can swing this little diesel project after all. I put three or four ounces of Sea Foam in the fuel bowl before I put in the new filter. Typically they're mounted on the passenger side rail. As a preventive action, it is wise to often maintain your automobile in before and after travels. So that's what diesel fuel smells like.