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Old 03-24-2019, 12:22 PM
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Draining for fuel filter

Trying to change the fuel filter on my 2017.
So far Iíve drained 2gallons of diesel and no sign of stopping.
Iíve searched and watch YouTube...no one is draining this much. Do I just keep draining??
 
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by klassic View Post
Trying to change the fuel filter on my 2017.
So far Iíve drained 2gallons of diesel and no sign of stopping.
Iíve searched and watch YouTube...no one is draining this much. Do I just keep draining??
You need to open the filter housing itself a little bit to engage the antisiphon valve. Otherwise you will drain your entire tank. On the 2011-2016s its about 3 turns of the fuel bowl. Not sure how on the >2017s.
 
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Old 03-24-2019, 01:07 PM
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How much fuel is in your tank? I donít know if anyone having problems if the tank is 1/4 or less
 
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:04 PM
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I ran into same issue, I drained about 2 gallons of fuel before I decided to loosen up filter housing, then it finally stopped flowing, of course I got deisel fuel all over me, good luck with the mess, otherwise process was easy.
 
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyE View Post
How much fuel is in your tank? I donít know if anyone having problems if the tank is 1/4 or less
Its full.
After 3.5 gallons Iím assuming thatís the problem and Iíll try again when itís low.
I didnít want to try loosen the housing in case fuel keeps comimg and I canít seal it up again.

I didnít see any YouTube videos that said make sure the tank isnít full. One guy was reading the instructions he had printed from Ford on how to do it, and he never said anything.

 
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:41 PM
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Trying to change the fuel filter on my 2017.
So far Iíve drained 2gallons of diesel and no sign of stopping.
Iíve searched and watch YouTube...no one is draining this much. Do I just keep draining??
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Loosening the housing only applies to 2016 and older. In my experience, <1/4 tank Is the key on my 2017.
 
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If all you're doing is draining the filter to check for water then you need to drain maybe a quart or less. Just enough to see if there are two different fluids in the jar. Water comes out first, so you don't need much unless the whole filter is full of water. If that really was the case then there would have been a warning on the dash about it.
 
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Old 03-28-2019, 04:10 PM
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I guess the moral of this thread is you donít change the filter with a full tank.
I have less then a quarter tank this time and about a quart drained out.
 
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Old 03-28-2019, 04:47 PM
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Mine is normally full (fuel tank) when I change my filter and only about two quarts comes out.............never understood the 1/4 tank thing and never heard an explanation about it.
 
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jimzpsd View Post
Mine is normally full (fuel tank) when I change my filter and only about two quarts comes out.............never understood the 1/4 tank thing and never heard an explanation about it.
Me too. Every time I do it its a full tank and never get more than a quart or so. Mine is an '18 o maybe they changed things from the '17
 
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:06 PM
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Me too. Every time I do it its a full tank and never get more than a quart or so. Mine is an '18 o maybe they changed things from the '17
LOL, mine is a '17
 
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:59 AM
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I believe that late '17's had a check valve installed to prevent excess fuel from draining.
 
 


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