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WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS????

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by AzzKicker, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. AzzKicker

    AzzKicker 1/2 ton status

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    I dont think this is Factory installed. I can tell by the brackets. I know its a Fuel filter, but is it needed. Should I remove it. Whats the deal on this.

    By the way i just got this truck and its my first diesel. So i'm new at this.
     
  2. DieselDan

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    SOME DAMN CLEAN FUEL, THAT'S WHAT IT IS. Seriously, it's just a little over the top. The factory (box style) filters weren't bad. The did have a heater, water sensor, and some(all?) a restriction sensor. They were prone to air leaks (the mount itself).

    On you dual filter mount the primary was used as a fuel/water seperator (usually), the secondary as the filter. You could keep it or ditch it (keep just the factory), or if you're like me ditch the factory filter and run the aftermarket unit. But don't ask me I run (just) a Racor filter.
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  3. Can Can

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    What you've got there is an aftermarket or hobby-jobby fuel filter relocation setup. The original fuel filters are located in tough to reach spots, so a lot of people use relocation kits to make the job of swapping filters out a lot easier. You should be happy that the PO went to the trouble of installing them!!! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Since we're on the topic, one of the first things you should do is change those suckers out. As a rule of thumb, fuel filters should be changed yearly.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Damn, Dan, you beat me to it!!!! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Perhaps the PO worked at a truck shop and got his fiters at a discount.
     
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    Dan, mine has the square filter and it sucks air. How can I fix it? Just replace it? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    Supposedly the factory fix is to remove the sensor (not sure which) tap the hole and install a plug. 'Never done it, I've always replaced the mount.
     
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    Tke a look into the trunk, perhaps there are also a few filter?!
     
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    Only problem I seem to notice now is I cant find these Fuel Filters. The local parts stores dont cary Fuel Filters in that form.

    Would I have to go to a 18 Wheeler place or what?
     
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    Huh? What's that supposed to mean? Are you inferring that the cost of a couple of filters a year isn't money well spent? /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You're kidding!!! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

    You might want to try your local farm equipment or heavy equipment dealer/ service center. Right now one of my spin-ons just happens to be for a Case backhoe, but it fits perfectly on my setup.
     

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