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Hi gang,
I'm new to this forum but am happy with the many posts that I've already read. I have a 2005 crew w/long bed and 2-wheel drive. I pull a 40' 5th wheel RV that runs about 13,500#.
My only question is about the fuel filter. I have 15k+ miles and the Jiffy Lube guy told me that I should have my fuel filter changed, per GM @ 15K. I don't see that in my maintenance info in the owners manual.
Any suggestions?
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Yes anything over 10k on a filter you are asking for problems out on the road IMO!!

I change mine every other oil change 7k on mine and every 10k on the wifes only difference being i change my oil more due to the amount of fuel running through the engine!
 

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Thanks gang,
Was just also wondering if you change it yourselves, or pay to have it done.
In my youth, I used to do everything on my cars. In another post, I saw where someone posted the procedure, in photos, on how to change the filter. It appears fairly straight forward, but there also appears to be a chance of a real mess with fuel going everywhere.
On the last three cars that I've had, ever since the engines have become fuel injected and solid state ignition, I've just paid someone else to work on them, due to the need for special tools. I'm afraid that the GM dealer would charge an arm and a leg to do this.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to a great group of people with common interest.
I forgot to mention in my previous intro post that my truck is a 2500HD with the heavy duty trailer package.
 

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I do it myself. I usually just start the filter getting loose and then put a ziploc bag over it and take it the rest of the way off. BTW, I take mine out the top and not through the fenderliner.
 

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I do it myself. I usually just start the filter getting loose and then put a ziploc bag over it and take it the rest of the way off. BTW, I take mine out the top and not through the fenderliner.
Hey thats an excellent idea with the ziploc, I used to use rags under the filter but the ziploc would be much better, it seems like a lot more work but when I change mine I pull the battery out of the way, my friend that works at the local G.M. dealership had a truck come in for a warranty repair on the a.c. and it turned out the guy changed his fuel filter and pried the a.c line that runs above the filter too far and broke it, so I figure that loosening the battery and pulling it back a little is alot better than spending $350 to fix the a.c. !
 

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Thanks gang,
I'll look into changing my own filter. I especially appreciate the idea of the zip lock bag, as I don't really want to spill even a little fuel, as it collects dirt and makes a real mess.
 

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I must be pushing the envelope from what I've read in this forum. I am certain that the fuel I purchase at a local Flying J truck stop must be clean for the over the road gang. This is where I exclusively purchase my fuel.
 

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haha thats funny you say that. there is not a truck stop out there that cares about dirty fuel. They are there to maximize profits despite the condition of the diesel. you always have to assume the fuel is much dirty than you think... if you exclusively purchase your fuel there and want to see what they are selling you, weigh your filter and then cut the bottom out of it... you will be astonished.
 
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