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How do I DRAIN the fuel filter bowl after removing

Which side is the drain on....I don't think it's on the bottom, actually, which is wierd. It's a 1996 6.5 TD

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Just tip upside down in canister and let drain. You will not want to use this which I'm sure you already know. You can got to and register for full free online repair manual for your truck

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Removal and Installation of the Cummins 6.7L Fuel Filter/Water Separator Mopar P/N 0518341AA

Job Time: 15 minutes
Tools needed:
5/16 Nut driver or Ratchet and socket
1/2" Drive Ratchet with extension for filter removal
Strap wrench
pan or jar for Fuel Drain
Motor oil

Got out there today and changed the Fuel filter and here's how I did it.

From the drivers side of the truck remove the (8) 5/16" screws from the fender liner and there's also a clamp attached to the fender liner by the brake fittings that needs to be pushed out and then remove the liner exposing the filter.

Wipe off all the dirt and junk from the filter, disconnect the Water In Fuel
(WIF) connector from the bottom of the filter and then place a drain pan below the drain valve and then open the drain valve two revolutions to drain the fuel from the filter. ( I used a mason jar stolen from the Queen so I could look at the drained fuel)

Now you have two ways of removing the Fuel Filter. You can either use a 1/2" drive ratchet inserted in the the bottom of the filter (You can't turn the filter the wrong way because the opening for the ratchet will only allow you to remove the filter this way.) or you can use an oil filter or strap wrench as I did.

Make sure when you remove the old filter to remove the drain hose to use on the new filter and you'll also have to reach up into the fuel filterhead/Housing assembly and remove the old end seal but it can be thrown away.


Install the yellow o ring that comes with the Filter and make sure the above end seal is installed.

Lubricate the O-Ring with clean engine oil. (Do not pre fill the filter with fuel or you'll toast your fuel pump.)

Install the filter until you feel it contact the head and then turn 1/2 rotation more.

Install the WIF connector and drain hose.

Prime the engine.
1. Turn the key to the RUN position but don't try to start the engine for 20 seconds.
2. Crank the engine for 1 to 2 seconds. If the engine does
not start, then release the key or starter button back to the
RUN position (do not turn the key back to the OFF
position). The electric fuel transfer pump will continue to
run and purge air from the system for about 20 seconds.
After 20 seconds, attempt to start the engine again.
3. Repeat the procedure if the engine does not start.
4. Start the engine using the Normal Starting Procedure and check for leaks.

Reinsert the wire clamp into the fender liner and install the fender liner with the (8) 5/16 bolts removed earlier and Congrats you're done.

I took the filter apart and here's what my filter looked like after only 8800 miles. So when the Master Tech I bought lunch for so I could pick his brain told me that the best advice he could give any Cummins owner is to change the fuel filter at least every 10,000 miles he wasn't just blowing smoke and that was the best $10.00 I've spent in a long time.

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1 Open lid/remove plastic cover over fuel bowl .

2. Open drain valve (to the left side at the bottom of the bowl) by pushing it to the left (back of the truck). You may want to attach a piece of 5/16" hose to the bottom of the drain so you can avoid a mess.

3. Unscrew the fuel bowl lid. You may need to use tools to loosen the lid, but I can usually get mine by hand. If u need to u can use a 1/2" drive ratchet to loosen the lid.

4. Remove the old fuel filter and o-ring (from the lid).

5. Close the drain valve on the fuel bowl.

6.This is optional. Fill the fuel bowl about 1/2 way with Standyne Lubricity Formula or a similar product.

7. Install the new o-ring on the lid making sure to follow the instructions for the beveled edge. Lightly coat the new o-ring with fresh diesel fuel.

8. Attach the new fuel filter to the lid.

9. Install the new filter/lid and make sure it is on straight and snug, do not over tighten!

10. Turn the key and wait for at least 10 seconds, especially if you didn't add any additive to the fuel bowl. This will allow the fuel bowl to fill before you start the engine.

You can use filters that come attached to the lid, but don't throw your lid away. You may need it if you go back to the other style filter...

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Fig. 8 Fuel Filter 42402627
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