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UDP or Nicktane?

Been wanting to do a Cat fuel filter adapter for a while but don't know which to get. I'm concerned about all the guys who have had leaks with the Nicktane. Anyone have any thoughts about which is better?

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i have the nicktane and have had it for yrs no problems . at that time no one else made them
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ADP. Alligator has one. 85$ w/ a filter. I have one and love it. ATP also carries the ADP adapter

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I heard the UDP had the leak problem not the Nicktane. Nicktane has been in production for years before anybody else came along to steal the Nicktane idea and reproduce his adapter. One thing I would like to point out is that the UDP was a raw finish adapter and the Nicktane is anodized to protect the adapter from corrosion from the diesel fuel.

Go with the original and know that your getting the original design backed by the company that developed it. just my opinion

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Nictane issues - You have to take the filterhead apart to do it.... that sucks

UDP/ADP one - just put it on.... seeing as how UDP's is more expensive and they don't support the forum I would go with ADP and get it for 85 with the filter and an Alligator diesel sticker

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Nictane issues - You have to take the filterhead apart to do it.... that sucks

UDP/ADP one - just put it on.... seeing as how UDP's is more expensive and they don't support the forum I would go with ADP and get it for 85 with the filter and an Alligator diesel sticker
Thanks for mentioning that. I was going to order one on Mon. and didn't even know about the ADP ones. Not sure if it comes in red or black as the website shows both. I am not a huge fan of green but it would be nice if they had those in relation to the diesel/green.

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I have a nictane and it wasnt hard to take the spring and ball out. No complaints with the nictane adapter.

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Alligator gets my vote. Their customer service is top notch

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I have a nictane and it wasnt hard to take the spring and ball out. No complaints with the nictane adapter.
But seriously if you don't have to take the checkball out that is WAY more user friendly.

Instructions to install ADP Filter adapter
1. Crack open beer... take a long drink
2. take off old filter
3. put adapter on cat filter
4. drink some more of your beer (you've earned it)
5. cuss at GM for putting the filterhead in a retarded spot.
6. Take another drink
7. install filter & adapter from wheel well and screw onto filter head
8. check for tightness
9. Take another drink
10. Prime that bad boy
11. Start truck and enjoy some more beer


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