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Old 05-25-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Air Filter

Has anyone replaced the air filter themselves on your Georgetown? I spent about 30 minutes at it and never did figure out a way to get the filter box open more than an inch or so at the front.

The top of the filter box won't budge. The bottom is bolted into a steel bracket. I'm not sure what to do.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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I did it once. You have to unclip the 3 snap-down clips. Grab it on each side and lift the front slightly and push to the rear all at once. The top should move back about 3/4" and then lift. It should come off after that. It's a pain believe me. I replaced the whole assembly with the Banks Cold Air Intake Kit with the K&N Air Filter in it. It's easier to get the top off.
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That was the answer. To push back on it to release the rear catches. Thanks!

I hit two auto parts stores and neither had this filter in stock. I'll keep looking.
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That was the answer. To push back on it to release the rear catches. Thanks!

I hit two auto parts stores and neither had this filter in stock. I'll keep looking.
Glad I could help. I left out the numerous curse words I used. Just figured you'd use your own.

You may need to check out a Ford Truck Center for that filter. I looked for one a couple years ago and didn't find any in my area. I'm sure it's on line somewhere though.
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Sounds like the same guy that designed the "user friendly" air filter cover, is the same guy who designed the location for the oil filler neck for the V-10 engine also!!!!!!!!!!! Not that the placement of ANY of the fluid resevoirs is much better throughout the engine compartment.

I'm thinking the filter is available at a genuine Ford Truck centre too because the Triton engine is a popular model.
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The third store I checked, O'Reilly Auto Parts, was able to order one of these filters for delivery to their store in a few hours. So I did manage to get one and install it. I only wonder why I didn't order two.
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Sounds like the same guy that designed the "user friendly" air filter cover, is the same guy who designed the location for the oil filler neck for the V-10 engine also!!!!!!!!!!! Not that the placement of ANY of the fluid resevoirs is much better throughout the engine compartment.

I'm thinking the filter is available at a genuine Ford Truck centre too because the Triton engine is a popular model.
You have that right. They did us no favors with the locations of the fill tubes under the hood. Just changed the oil last weekend. I bought a cheap transfer pump from Harbor Freight $5.99.
Multi-Use Transfer Pump

I'm sure my neighbors were wondering why I used a 6 foot ladder to change my oil. It worked real well with the shelf to hold the gallon of oil. I pumped in 4 qts and then took 2 qts and poured them into the gallon jug. Then pumped the other 2 qts in. Surprisingly I didn't lose a drop and still have a quart left. I'll probably buy another transfer pump when it comes time to add antifreeze.
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You have that right. They did us no favors with the locations of the fill tubes under the hood. Just changed the oil last weekend. I bought a cheap transfer pump from Harbor Freight $5.99.
Multi-Use Transfer Pump.
Thank you for the suggestions and tips. I am not looking forward to doing this.
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You have that right. They did us no favors with the locations of the fill tubes under the hood. Just changed the oil last weekend. I bought a cheap transfer pump from Harbor Freight $5.99.
Multi-Use Transfer Pump

I'm sure my neighbors were wondering why I used a 6 foot ladder to change my oil. It worked real well with the shelf to hold the gallon of oil. I pumped in 4 qts and then took 2 qts and poured them into the gallon jug. Then pumped the other 2 qts in. Surprisingly I didn't lose a drop and still have a quart left. I'll probably buy another transfer pump when it comes time to add antifreeze.
I goofed that should have been the 5qt. container not gallon. Oh well it did work very well.
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What about the belt? I was laying in bed in the motorhome this weekend thinking to myself, "I've never even looked at the belt." It must be behind all those radiators, but I think that it may be too far forward to be accessible from the doghouse. I guess I just crawl in behind one of the front tires?

Who deigns these things? And why do we buy them?
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