Duramax Fuel Filter?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mjealey, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. mjealey

    mjealey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 475

    Just a few simple questions:

    1. How often do you guys change the fuel filter.

    2. What brand fuel filter are you guys using?
     
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Its a pain to change! every 15k miles, and i think i got a wix in there...
     
  3. mjealey

    mjealey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 475

    I hear you on a pain to change. I have not done it, but I was looking at it and I am not sure how I am going to tackle it. It is in the back of my mind to take it to the dealer and let them mess around with it. One dealer told me $109 to do it. I hate paying for something I know that I can do, but it does look like a pain.
     
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o LawnSite Member
    from NW IN
    Posts: 80

    I change mine in about 10 minutes, honestly. I use A/C or Napa/Wix usually. Drive it up here, I'll do it for half price!!
     
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o LawnSite Member
    from NW IN
    Posts: 80

    To add, there's a few ways to do it. 1, remove passenger side inner fenderwell. 2, pull fenderwall back and squeeze your arm up there. 3, remove passenger side battery. 4, and my way, go from the top and grab with all your might. It's a tight squeeze getting through the a/c lines, but they'll bend a little and no harm caused. I've owned 6 of these trucks........never a problem. Just be careful with the WIF sensor, careful not to strip it out with a Channellocks that is.
     
  6. ExtExc

    ExtExc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    every 10k. not that hard. the first time i ruined the wif sensor as i didnt unplug it first. its easier on my truck cus it has a 6 inch lift so i can pull on the inner fender and squeeze my arm in there. still hate gettin covered in diesel though
     
  7. ExtExc

    ExtExc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    109? the filter costs 30 something so 75 bucks at 15 minutes of work is 300 an hr. what, do they think they are brain surgeons?
     
  8. Portmax29

    Portmax29 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I try and do it every other oil change. There is a post on dieselplace that shows you how to do it.
     
  9. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    I change every other oil change (10-12k) oem filter.
     
  10. got-h2o

    got-h2o LawnSite Member
    from NW IN
    Posts: 80

    You pay by the hour not minute. Doesn't matter if it's 15 minutes or 59 minutes.


    Oh yeah and 10-15k is usually whats recommended.
     

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