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Old 01-30-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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a question for the oil burner guys.

anybody have any experience with the fass fuel filter (or similar) set up? co worker put one on hs truck (6.0 psd), and claims faster starts and quieter engine noise. i know when i ran otr, we had a pre filter for water and dirt, and the fuel filter (at engine) got changed every 2nd or 3rd service. usually if a filter was getting plugged, it was a prefilter(much easier to change).
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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no experience and I have heard about them..... id like to see others comments !


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Old 01-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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Airdog and FASS both make lift pump/filter packages. I was looking into them due to the fact my Jeep doesn't have a lift pump. But, there is no room on a little KJ unlike pickups. I ended up installing a 6.5l inline fuel filter and replaced my 10 micron filter and housing with a 2 micron Racor unit.

There are some demonstration videos of them working. I would view them and get an opinion on how they are suppose to work.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
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whats the major advantage choo choo ?
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Suppose to remove the air that gets suspended in the tank from the fuel sloshing around so you feed the engine pure fuel. They say that micro bubbles can cause wear on the injectors.
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interesting .
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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I have a FASS on my Duramax. I can not substantiate any of the claims for extra fuel mileage, more horsepower, etc. I got it for 2 main reasons, 2 micron filtering, and easier, cheaper fuel filter changes. I plan on keeping my truck for several hundred thousand miles so the extra filtering made since. Changing the stock fuel filter on a Duramax is expensive when done at the dealer and a real pain in the butt when doing it yourself. The stock filters are $30 plus depending on vender. My FASS uses a Fleetguard filter that is less than $10. 5 filter changes and it has paid for itself.
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The Ford guy purists run only Motorcraft(Racor) filters on their 6.0L Diesels, I myself included. From what I have read, lack of fuel pressure from a weak fuel pressure regulator spring causes premature injector failure not air bubbles from a filter. Sounds like a pile of horse S**t to me.
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i also saw that they have a fule filter delete kit that does away with the stock fuel filter location since it is no longer needed. do you still run the factory set up, or did you do away with it as well. what about the fuel in water sensor, or did it come with enough wiring to plug into original factory installed set up.
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I have a FASS on my Duramax. I can not substantiate any of the claims for extra fuel mileage, more horsepower, etc. I got it for 2 main reasons, 2 micron filtering, and easier, cheaper fuel filter changes. I plan on keeping my truck for several hundred thousand miles so the extra filtering made since. Changing the stock fuel filter on a Duramax is expensive when done at the dealer and a real pain in the butt when doing it yourself. The stock filters are $30 plus depending on vender. My FASS uses a Fleetguard filter that is less than $10. 5 filter changes and it has paid for itself.
I cut a hole in my fender well then made a plastic "clip" on cover for it to easily access my filter I also used foam tape behind the cover as not to introduce water and debri's to get around it .
2 push pins and one bolt . beats take the whole liner out.
I can change my filter in about 5 minutes. and I buy donaldson filters and the seem to be cheaper than that ..........
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