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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 10:51 PM
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Changed my fuel filters today at about 24k miles. Snapped some pictures after pulling the old one apart. The main one was dirtier than I expected. I dont know how dirty is too dirty but I dont think I would wait until 30k miles like ford recommends. I am open to advice though if this filter looks okay based on people with diesel experience.

The inside screen was clean. The new filter is mostly white so it looks like very fine dirt particles are caked on. Overall, it is very easy to change these, just a little messy when unscrewing the main filter as it did not drain fully using the drain screw. The same 1 1/4" socket that works on the oil filter works on the main filter. No tools are needed to get the upper filter off. I did it with my fingers by pressing the release tabs. You just need to loosen the socket screw holding the filter in place.
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Changed my fuel filters today at about 24k miles. Snapped some pictures after pulling the old one apart. The main one was dirtier than I expected. I dont know how dirty is too dirty but I dont think I would wait until 30k miles like ford recommends. I am open to advice though if this filter looks okay based on people with diesel experience.

The inside screen was clean. The new filter is mostly white so it looks like very fine dirt particles are caked on. Overall, it is very easy to change these, just a little messy when unscrewing the main filter as it did not drain fully using the drain screw. The same 1 1/4" socket that works on the oil filter works on the main filter. No tools are needed to get the upper filter off. I did it with my fingers by pressing the release tabs. You just need to loosen the socket screw holding the filter in place.
Sorry as this is a little late it seems but I would like to add my opinion on this. I am actively looking into all engine options for the F150 but am starting to see some deals on lightly used diesel F150s which has led me here. Not that it matters but I have had the following trucks and only one time did any of the fuel filters ever look that bad (it was right after I bought it, previous owner neglected to change it).

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I am glad Ford thinks they need to put such an extended filter change interval in the manual but there is no way I would go that long. That filter is black as sin, it seems it is easy to change both of them and the prices are not drastic either so it would be a good idea to go ahead and change more frequently. Particular owners are still going with somewhere around 5k mile oil changes and 10k mile fuel filter changes (double your oil change interval). I myself am somewhere around the 7k miles oil change and 10-12k mile fuel filter change and that is with a deleted truck. With a truck running regen and all emissions equipment there is no way I would be anywhere north of 8k miles between oil changes as well and nowhere remotely close to 30k miles fuel filter changes. If you want to keep the truck, change both of these more frequently, it is cheap insurance.

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Changed my fuel filters today at about 24k miles. Snapped some pictures after pulling the old one apart. The main one was dirtier than I expected. I dont know how dirty is too dirty but I dont think I would wait until 30k miles like ford recommends. I am open to advice though if this filter looks okay based on people with diesel experience.

The inside screen was clean. The new filter is mostly white so it looks like very fine dirt particles are caked on. Overall, it is very easy to change these, just a little messy when unscrewing the main filter as it did not drain fully using the drain screw. The same 1 1/4" socket that works on the oil filter works on the main filter. No tools are needed to get the upper filter off. I did it with my fingers by pressing the release tabs. You just need to loosen the socket screw holding the filter in place.
Sorry as this is a little late it seems but I would like to add my opinion on this. I am actively looking into all engine options for the F150 but am starting to see some deals on lightly used diesel F150s which has led me here. Not that it matters but I have had the following trucks and only one time did any of the fuel filters ever look that bad (it was right after I bought it, previous owner neglected to change it).

Powerstrokes
-7.3
-6.0
-6.4

Duramax
-6.6 LMM

Cummins
-6.7 Current

I am glad Ford thinks they need to put such an extended filter change interval in the manual but there is no way I would go that long. That filter is black as sin, it seems it is easy to change both of them and the prices are not drastic either so it would be a good idea to go ahead and change more frequently. Particular owners are still going with somewhere around 5k mile oil changes and 10k mile fuel filter changes (double your oil change interval). I myself am somewhere around the 7k miles oil change and 10-12k mile fuel filter change and that is with a deleted truck. With a truck running regen and all emissions equipment there is no way I would be anywhere north of 8k miles between oil changes as well and nowhere remotely close to 30k miles fuel filter changes. If you want to keep the truck, change both of these more frequently, it is cheap insurance.
I agree. I thought it was really dirty. I am going to change them now around 10k miles.
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I agree. I thought it was really dirty. I am going to change them now around 10k miles.
I think that is a great place to start and hopefully others will see your pictures and decide not to wait as well. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Maybe it is an up north thing, I had mine changed at 21 thousand miles and they did not look bad at all. Of course I realize some fuel has higher sulfur in it than others. I have no idea I wish I would have a taken a picture of it but I am comfortable changing mine every 30 k instead of the 20 k thousand miles. Mine where black on the ends but white towards the center not completely covered in black like most of you have posted.
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I order my filters from RockAuto.
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Changing it at intervals under 15k miles is a waste of money in my opinion. Just because a filter looks "dirty" does not mean it's not filtering effectively. Just shows that it's doing its job. The only reason you have to change them is eventually it will plug off enough to starve fuel to the pump which can cause other problems, but they won't let dirt through. I do mine at 15 mainly to maintain fuel economy and reduce strain on the pump, but wouldn't hesitate to go 20 if I had to.
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On the recommendation of my Service Manager, I have settled in on changing both fuel filters on a 15K mile interval, which is twice the recommended frequency of 30K miles. I am hoping this coupled with running Stanadyne Performance Formula every fill-up will prevent any fuel system issues for me. I think a 15K interval is being prudent without throwing $$$ away.

I would only recommend a more frequent interval if you are running any form of BioDiesel, which clogs the filters up sooner -- @kdjasper found the documented 300 hour interval for BioDiesel users here: Fuel Filters
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Man I do not know what to honestly think about this, I watch the app and change my oil on this thing at 5 thousand miles which is 2 times sooner than recommend. The app states I can go another 2500 miles on average when I change them. I also changed my fuel filters at 20 thousand miles. I think all this is a waste and you should just follow the app or recommend service. I probably won't have this truck past 40 thousand miles before it is traded off or sold on something different so I am not sure how making those changes early does anything but waste money. It is your truck and you can spend money on it how you choose but personally my next oil change is coming not based off mileage but the app and the filters are getting changed at the 30k mile interval which puts my truck at 50 thousand miles.


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Changing it at intervals under 15k miles is a waste of money in my opinion. Just because a filter looks "dirty" does not mean it's not filtering effectively. Just shows that it's doing its job. The only reason you have to change them is eventually it will plug off enough to starve fuel to the pump which can cause other problems, but they won't let dirt through. I do mine at 15 mainly to maintain fuel economy and reduce strain on the pump, but wouldn't hesitate to go 20 if I had to.
Dont know if it is a waste if you see a benefit from it but if you think that is a waste of money then I am over here absolutely blowing money on maintenance, but you are spot on about fuel flow especially with the CP4 pumps. Have you tried draining the water separator before the your oil change intervals? Shouldnt be a big problem if you are getting good fuel but not everyone does.

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