Thanks, Bevo Lover! Good write-up.
The type he is using the in pictures is the type I use everyday for fittings like that. They work the best, IMO.Reno do you think the scissor type removal tool would make the fuel line above the tank any easier to get off?
Thanks Reno! Do you recall the bleeder thread size? Also, I have gone ahead and replaced two of the culprit hoses on the fuel supply line. When disconnecting the hose under the truck near the transmission no fuel came out. Is that normal? I was anticipating getting soaked while i fumbled getting the new hose on but zero fuel came out.If you install the two shut off valves before and after the pump you can reduce spills and prevent drain-back when removing the filters. When changing filters I make sure I have a full tank of diesel which gives a little head pressure to help with initial priming of the pump. I pre-fill the the two filters at the pump with diesel to reduce the amount of air going into the pump. I purchased a brass insert fitting and metric adapter which threads into the bleed screw hole at the factory filter head. With a short length of tubing into a clean container I manually start the pump and empty the fuel and air in the lines and prime the factory filter at the same time. Once all air bubbles are out turn off the pump and replace the bleed screw. You could also thread a small bleed valve into one of the unused 1/2" ports on the Wix head which would eliminate pre-filling the filters and would extract all air at the pump. I have no experience with a sump so cannot offer an opinion.
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