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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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F150 3.0 Diesel Fuel Filter locations

How often should the fuel filers be changed? and where is the frame mounted Filter located?

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The frame mounted one is underneath the back driver's side compartment on a supercrew. Real easy to spot.

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My opinion on when to change diesel fuel filters doesn't really matter but I really rely on anything Ford Tech Makuloco says. Just 3 days ago he put up a great video on when to change fluids in Ford vehicles and his recommendation on diesel fuel filters is to change them at 15,000 miles.

This is a good video and addresses a lot of maintenance on our very expensive trucks:


I was also watching a few videos on unlucky folks who put DEF into the diesel tank. Talk about expensive!

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I typically do my diesel filters every 15k. Diesel is dirty. Fuel system on these trucks is expensive. lol
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I typically do my diesel filters every 15k. Diesel is dirty. Fuel system on these trucks is expensive. lol
Cool can you do a detailed write up on replacing them
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I cant right this minute, but I will point you in the right direction. Its just like the 6.7 Ford F250. So watch the videos on 6.7 F250 fuel filter changes. The 3.0 engine fuel filter is mounted in the middle of the engine under the engine cover. There is also the larger one mounted next to the fuel tank.


Here is the Motorcraft fuel filter kit I have been purchasing from Rockauto. Also while on the site, get yourself a couple of Motorcraft oil filters for the 3.0. I do all the maintenance myself, or I pay my guys to do it while I watch, so I stock these parts on hand. This truck is actually very very cheap to maintain.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/mo...el+filter,6200

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I cant right this minute, but I will point you in the right direction. Its just like the 6.7 Ford F250. So watch the videos on 6.7 F250 fuel filter changes. The 3.0 engine fuel filter is mounted in the middle of the engine under the engine cover. There is also the larger one mounted next to the fuel tank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdF6ka9nwxI

Here is the Motorcraft fuel filter kit I have been purchasing from Rockauto. Also while on the site, get yourself a couple of Motorcraft oil filters for the 3.0. I do all the maintenance myself, or I pay my guys to do it while I watch, so I stock these parts on hand. This truck is actually very very cheap to maintain.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/mo...el+filter,6200
Yes but dont you have to have ac fuel line removal tools to pop the front fikter off
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Yes but dont you have to have ac fuel line removal tools to pop the front fikter off
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Fuel Filter Replacement - thought I’d share my experience.

The main filter is under the drivers side cab forward of the tank. I have aftermarket aluminum skid plates and had to remove the one designed to protect the filter. Drain the filter with the knob, unscrew the filter, lubricate the new o-ring and twist on until the clip catches. Next is the underhood in line filter mounted in the center of the compartment near the firewall. The yellow clip will be undone and remain hanging on the filter stem while you depress 2 black buttons with your fingers and slide the line off. On the blue side, there is a T. I undid the blue clip and depressed the 2 blue tabs to remove that line from the T. Then, simply depress the 2 black buttons and remove the line. Re-installation is the opposite of removal. Now, don’t do what I did and just start the truck or you’ll get a CEL saying ‘Reduced Power’. You’ll want to have the key in the truck with your foot off the brake and press the start button to enter accessory mode. You’ll hear a slight hum from the fuel pump which is the priming sound. It’ll go on for 20-30 seconds and then shut off. Do this about 5 times to prime the system. Start the truck, check for leaks, and you’re done. You’ll need Motorcraft filter kit FD-4627. I got it from dieselfiltersonline.com for about $80 shipped.
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I took a look at the filter locations and they look straight forward anyone know what this is?

It was underneath the truck close to the fuel filter underneath and close to skid plates

I'm not sure but I think it might be a heat shield for the fuel filter lines?
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