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Old 12-11-2019   #31
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Look inside your 5 gallon can and watch the stuff in the can besides the diesel. I went to using one of those funnels with the filter built in to it. If nothing else it makes me feel better.

I have a 2004 Duramax with 425,000 miles and it was eating injectors for lunch. I started to change the filters on every other oil change and the injector problems went away. I now use an 2007 Duramax with 260,000 miles and change the fuel filter on every other oil change. I have not had an injector problem on the truck. Knock on wood. But that $45 per filter does hurt.

I put a NICKTANE adapter on my 2006 LBZ. It allowed for a Caterpillar 1R-750 spin on filter ($12) - That made it where I could afford to change filters every other oil change. Got 300K miles and traded that truck in on my 2017 Dmax. Got a similar adapter already.
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Old 12-11-2019   #32
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Thanks for that! Im gonna buy two of these. One for diesel and one for gas.

I always worry about the funnels actually getting dirty themselves though. I always take time to wipe them down with a rag, and always get a little layer of dust/dirt that collects from residue. If you forget to do this, you could be putting this little bit of dirt right into the oil or gas, whatever youre using it for.
I say save your money, and only purchase one for both fuels. If you are wiping it out, I doubt that there would be enough residue of fuel to effect anything in either your gasoline or diesel engine. If you care about keeping your filters clean between usages, then put them into a plastic bag and seal the bag. I keep all my filters in plastic bags, and they are always ready for use when I take them out.
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Old 12-14-2019   #33
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Default Re: What fuel to use

What is the shelf life of diesel fuel?

If anyone is concerned about fuel contamination, get a small storage tank with a spin on fuel filter. It should be getting filtered at the gas station, but if not and/ or if one is concerned, you would be good.
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Old 12-14-2019   #34
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Why make it hard?

Filter base with 3/4-16 threads, then a Wix 51515 filter...

Put between fuel tank and fuel pump,
Or
On your fuel transfer pump/hose...

We had terrible fuel in the sandbox,
I finally rigged a triple filter from the fuel tank to nozzle...

A shut off valve,
Then a filter base, with cheap economy filter, PH8a size
Then a water remover filter (Goldenrod I believe)
Then another filter base, with a premium filter, Wix 51515 Or XG8a...
Then the hose and nozzle...

First filter caught the crud, second the water, third caught anything the first two missed. Worked great...
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Old 12-15-2019   #35
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Why make it hard?

Filter base with 3/4-16 threads, then a Wix 51515 filter...

Put between fuel tank and fuel pump,
Or
On your fuel transfer pump/hose...

We had terrible fuel in the sandbox,
I finally rigged a triple filter from the fuel tank to nozzle...

A shut off valve,
Then a filter base, with cheap economy filter, PH8a size
Then a water remover filter (Goldenrod I believe)
Then another filter base, with a premium filter, Wix 51515 Or XG8a...
Then the hose and nozzle...

First filter caught the crud, second the water, third caught anything the first two missed. Worked great...

Soooooo, you are filtering diesel fuel using engine oil filters????
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Old 12-16-2019   #36
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Middle one is a fuel filter.

First filter was probably 45 microns, second and third were 15 microns...

It's all hydrocarbon chains, I use a Wix 33033 fuel filter for transmissions and power steering, too...

When your supply chain takes nine months to get you parts, you start scrounging.
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Old 12-17-2019   #37
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All of the filters you listed are 20 microns and there is a huge difference between a 20-micron fuel filter, a 20-micron engine oil filter, and a 20-micron transmission oil filter.
I have made a lot of money from people using a filter that screws right on!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2019   #38
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Thank you. Can I keep the fuel I purchased this fall over the winter?
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Old 12-18-2019   #39
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Shipwreck, yes you can use that fuel through out the winter. Simply purchase some diesel fuel winter treatment (as suggested) an put the appropriate amount in the fuel tank. If you purchase fuel in colder months it will already be treated, but some folks even add some more.
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