tim harrison· Registered
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SHould I open the bleeder valve and burp the gas cap before i change the fuel filter?
You have to open the bleeder screw and pump the primer several times until fuel comes out the bleeder screw. (pump is thing that sticks up right next to the bleeder screw) Then, you close the bleeder and try and start....repeat until truck stays running. Normally when I change my filter I just change the filter..start the truck and let it run until it dies...and then bleed the air out. Duramax's don't have lift pumps that prime the system ( it just pulls the fuel and doesn't push). As far as adding fuel to the filter, it is a bad idea since it it will be unfiltered going to the engine. Check this thread out on dieselplace.com: http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1508ptfd1819 said:i just changed the fuel filter on my 02 D/A and can not get the truck to start and i mean no how. i have loosened the bleeder tightened it loosen tighten you name it pulled the filter back off made sure it was full of fuel did have to add some more.
are you serious about a button to push to run the fuel pump? if so where?
any ideas on how to get the air out?
the 6.0 ones arent bad if you drain the housing first.....there is a drain plug that you can pull...05_LLY said:I run a cleaner additive almost every tank, i ve been running power service in the white bottle for a while now it seem to help a bit with mileage but not enough to make any big claims! As for the filter designer, give him a kick for me also. Have you changed any 6oh powerjoke filters? the engine one isnt bad but the one under the frame is a pain u alswys end up with fuel running up your shirt sleeve and down your back.....
mschn99 said:the 6.0 ones arent bad if you drain the housing first.....there is a drain plug that you can pull...
Monster truck said:you might wanna try turning the key on for 10 secs then off then again and see if that works or turn the key on bump the engine with the starter and see if that works that how we do it on our cummins
the drain plug is an allen recessed plug, towards the bottom of the actual filter housing, approx 2-3 inches in front of the cap itself.......it is very soft metal, so be carefull......it is on the actual framerail moutned fuel filter housing, and it makes it so a minimal amount (what is trapped in the filter) of fuel comes out.....05_LLY said:Where is the drain plug, dose it drain the line so that the filter on the frame rail is drained also?