Thanks for the heads up! Sounds straight forward, too bad Ford made it so complicated when other manufacture's use simple and just as effective filtration.
One filter is in a screw on canister in front of the fuel tank and another in the middle top of the engine bay under the PowerStroke cover.Thank you this post!!! Been wondering about replacing the filters here shortly! Any chance you have photos of the filter locations and part numbers? would be GREATLY appreciated.
if you buy your diesel from good spots that sell a lot like truck stops Loves/ Pilots etc you will tend to get better diesel. I too look for where other big diesel trucks get theirs from before I buy that way I know I have the good stuff. Looking at doing my fuel filters in a few weeks I am not sure if I will do it or have the dealer do it yet? I usually do all my own maintance but this is a new truck to me and I want to keep all the warranty stuff.Upon the advice of my Service Manager, I am going with replacing both fuel filters on a 15K interval (instead of standard 30K interval)
I will be dropping my truck off at my dealer the 1st week of October for them to install my new Titan XXL 40-gallon replacement tank, so while the diesel tech has that all apart, I guess getting to the one filter by the fuel tank should be pretty easy...
Going to add the following on every fill-up for fuel treatment:
i.) One (1) 8 oz. bottle of Stanadyne Performance Formula (treats 30 gallons)Crazy? Maybe, but as my first diesel vehicle, I am concerned about getting a bad batch of diesel fuel contaminated with water (also the reason for 15K fuel filter interval)
ii.) One (1) 8 oz. bottle of Stanadyne Lubricity Formula (treats 15 gallons)
From your screen capture, it looks like you'll be changing fuel filters every ~11,500 miles?Based on the recommendation to change fuel filters every 300 hours if you are using bio-diesel, what does that translate into mileage interval for you?
I looked back to figure out the mileage when I had my 48-gallon Titan installed because your question got me curious on that. Of course the paperwork doesn't have the correct mileage on it, but I was able to look back in my photo library of pics I took of the fuel gauge before and after the install and it seems I had the tank installed at ~10,775 miles, so that is when I had my fuel filters changed for the first time. I also found a photo of the Engine Hours that showed me at 288 Engine Hours.@kdjasperFrom your screen capture, it looks like you'll be changing fuel filters every ~11,500 miles?
Correct, not crazier, and in fact, I seem to recall that 15K intervals are what the diesel mechanics at my Ford dealership are doing with their own personal trucks. There is also the old saying: "an ounce of prevention is with a pound of cure", so I think your plan to change at 15K intervals is a good one; however, others may disagree--everyone is entitled to their own opinion and to maintain their truck to their own schedule preference.@kdjasperI was wondering if my 15K fuel filter change interval was crazier than the 300 hour bio-diesel recommendation and happy to see that it isn't...