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Old 04-18-2016, 09:02 PM   #11
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I purchased an additional amber bowl. At freight liner they are cheap and it was in stock . Gives you a spare incase you hit road debris and when changing separator you can prep the new filter prior to changing. Makes it very easy.


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Old 04-19-2016, 08:08 AM   #12
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Hello 5h. Not really a suction issue, more of an issue with the filter being lower than the tank. I believe if you were to loosen the fuel cap it might even increase flow a bit. -Glenn
Totally agree, would make matters worse.
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Have not changed the filters myself, however I understand that the filters should be charged with fuel to enable the engine to start without a lot of cranking after making the filter change.

To those that changed their filters; has priming the filters been a problem?
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Totally agree, would make matters worse.

Joe when service guy arrived he took cap off filler I questioned him why he did that his only answer was that is what he was told to do. I truly think it only made it worse.


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Joe when service guy arrived he took cap off filler I questioned him why he did that his only answer was that is what he was told to do. I truly think it only made it worse.


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Hmmm,maybe with the system closed they feel that there could be the chance of getting a series of air pockets in the line from the chugging effect you get like when pouring liquid from a can with and without a vent hole. Interesting !
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Have not changed the filters myself, however I understand that the filters should be charged with fuel to enable the engine to start without a lot of cranking after making the filter change.



To those that changed their filters; has priming the filters been a problem?

Hank the fuel was coming out so fast that once he installed the separator it filled itself. The other filter he filled with fuel.
I was told by freightliner that there is a primer button on the top of the separator I have not verified that yet.


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Hank the fuel was coming out so fast that once he installed the separator it filled itself. The other filter he filled with fuel.
I was told by freightliner that there is a primer button on the top of the separator I have not verified that yet.


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I was told that when filling a filter with fuel that might be dirty, you need to pour the fuel into the input side of the filter. I believe that the input to the filter is around the edge and not the center.
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Yes there is a primer above the filer. On mine it has a red cover in it. Remove the cover and there is the primer button.


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Is that button a primer or does it stop the fuel from flowing when changing the filter? I was at a shop once having the filters changed and I asked the tech how he keeps from getting a bath in diesel fuel when changing the filter. He said that there is a red button the he pushes and it stops the flow of fuel. Sounds like it is the same button. I have not verified this myself but it sounds reasonable.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:51 PM   #20
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Fuel filter service on 2015 XL 360HP

Above the separator you see the red cover. It's a plastic cover. Under that is a primer button. It takes quite a few pushes to prime it correctly when you change the separator and the filter at the same time. I pre fill them both with fresh fuel prior to installing. Hope that visual helps.

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