|11-20-2012, 04:45 AM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: home is where I hang my hat
Alligator giving bad advice about their filter adapters
I ordered one of their fuel filter adapters and specifically called to ask them if I had to remove the check ball and spring. I was assured that I did not have to. I installed the filter and adapter and my truck ran for a few days, then would not start last night.
So in freezing temperature with a flashlight between my teeth, I got to troubleshoot the problem. After I removed the check ball and spring, it started right up and is running fine now.
Its not hard to remove the check ball and spring, but I would have rather done it in the daylight when its 65 outside, then at night when its freezing. Here's the instructions on how to remove the check ball and spring, from the guy who developed (not copied) the filter adapter in the first place.
I'm seriously pissed that Alligator is telling people they don't have to take the check ball and spring out, because apparently in some instances, this is not true.
A HUGE thanks to Dane at Mad Jack (where I got the Donaldson filter from) for taking my call last night and helping me troubleshoot the problem. Alligator didn't answer the phone when I called.
MadJack Diesel Performance - MadJack Diesel Performance
06 CCSB LBZ 4x4 LT3; torsion key lift (leveled); 265/75-16 Pro Comp A/T on OEM wheels (winter), BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain 275/70-18 on XD Diesel 18x9 (summer); MBRP 4" turbo back with Corsa muffler; EGR blocked; Edge Insight CTS gauges; EFI Live DSP2 by Idaho Rob - 80HP DD and 40HP tow with turbo brake (love it!); Rancho 9000XL shocks; updated rear cab mounts; Transgo Jr.; Merchant Automotive tie rod sleeves; everything synthetic; Access Tonneau hiding Line-X; tinted windows 5% all around; Tekonsha P3 brake controller; HIR bulbs, more to come soon......
|11-20-2012, 06:15 AM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Fort Collins CO
Dane is heck of a guy. I ha a filter head leaking after I installed a rebuild kit. He saw my thread about deleting my factory filter head (with Nicktane installed). He saw my thread and sent me a new rebuild kit free of charge. Said he was going to stand behind his filter adapter and make sure it wasn't the cause of the leaking head. Problem fixed after new rebuild kit was installed.
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2007 LBZ CCSB S475/stock Wehrli Twin Turbo Kit/Suncoast Built by Dmitri Millard
EFI Live DSP5 by DT
5" DE, rerouted, debadged, demolded, 18X9 BMF Novakanes Stealth wrapped with 285/65/18 Nitto Trail Grappler MTs, rare parts tie rods, 45 gallon transfer flow replacement tank, Amp power steps, All Season bulletproof trans/power steering line kit, Airdog II 165, Nicktane with Cat filter, Edge Insight CTS
Big thanks, Duramaxtuner.com & Willie @ Synthetic Motorsports
|11-20-2012, 06:26 AM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Coeur D'Alene Idaho
I apologize this happened to you chris. With our design you do not have to remove
The check ball at all. We found that we had a few in this last batch that had improper tolerances in the stainless steel insert which was not fully pushing up the check ball. I spent half my cardio session at the gym last night on the phone with my machinist to get this resolved. If there is a problem with anything you guys all know how to get ahold of me. Damn near every person here should know that I half way live on Facebook as answer questions 7 days a week at all hours of the day. Buy if you are still unhappy chris I will be willing to give you a full refund and whatever else to help settle this
|11-20-2012, 06:29 AM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ogden Utah
I just deleted my stock fuele filter head and put a new filter head on with a cat filter. My stock one was leaking I put a merchant auto rebuild kit in mine and it started leaking after a week.
Tuning is on crack.
Trans from EPR
4 inch exhaust.
510hp 1244 tq uncorrected. Stock Turbo, injectors,cp3.
13.02, Stock turbo, injectors, cp3.
|11-20-2012, 06:43 AM||eBay Motors #5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: West Virginia
I'm pissed I have to work with douchebags everyday and pay taxes so other people don't have to work. Guess you can't please everyone
05' LLY CC/SB Blackout Performance built motor/trans/tuned- Gone
"The Blessed Hellride"-08' GMC Sierra SLT CC/SB, 12,000 miles!
Engine-EFI Live, blocked, re routed, air box mod, 3" downpipe, amsoil
Trans- Trans go and deep pan
Exhaust- 4" MBRP straight pipe, 5" RBP tip
Suspension- leveled, PAC Brake air bags
Other- Fab fours winch bumper, large fender mod, 17x9 Fuel ranks, 35" Cooper STT's, limo tint, 100 gal. Fuel tank, tool box.
|11-20-2012, 06:56 AM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: groveport, ohio
|11-20-2012, 07:28 AM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Jason is a hell of a guy and will get you taken care of. Better to talk to him first then get on here and bash alligator for giving good advice. I've had my alligator cat adapter on for probably a month or so now. Didn't remove the check ball, took off my old filter and screwed the adapter on. Its been consistently in the 20s for a couple weeks now and I've had zero problems.
|11-20-2012, 07:31 AM||eBay Motors #8 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Apr 2009
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2007 LBZ 4x4 regular cab
S & B Intake - Diablo Predator
285/75/16 Cooper ATP's - 8' Bedslide
Amp Steps - Bilsteins - Fumoto
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|11-20-2012, 07:31 AM||eBay Motors #9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
-2006 GMC CCSB LBZ
EFI LIVE DSP5, Big Dipper Trans, Fass Titanium 150, PCV ReRoute, PPE Race Valve, Alligator Trans Lines, Dirty Hooker Stainless Power Steering Lines, 4" Plumbing + Diamond Downer, Bullydog Outlook, Retrax Cover
-2004 Grand Prix GTP
-2008 Pearl White Streetglide
|11-20-2012, 07:44 AM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Coeur D'Alene Idaho
What time did you call anyways? I bail every day at 4:30 ish to hit the gym. but as i stated everybody (should) know they can reach me on facebook at any time.