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Old 15-05-2017, 12:28   #1
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Need help with fuel filter/ water separator...

Having trouble getting cartridge off the metal bowl... Any suggestions?
It will twist and twist when trying to unscrew it.
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Old 15-05-2017, 17:02   #2
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Re: Need help with fuel filter/ water separator...

Hello anchors away, If your filter is the old style Fram, then the element does not screw on or off. It is simply pressed on. To remove it just pry it up from the sides or grab the gasket around the center, and pull it up. Good luck
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Re: Need help with fuel filter/ water separator...

you could also take the number off it, look it up and see if its a screw type. Worse case a makeshift filter remover - use an old bust serpentine (v can work), push thru a crescent wrench with a tight fit.. try snag it tight enough and use the ring side to lock the rubber and twist it off.

otherwise u can buy one, theyre cheap.. i would avoid plastic ones, they have a tendency to break. cheap metal ones are much better -

they come in many shapes and sizes

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Re: Need help with fuel filter/ water separator...

A picture will help
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Re: Need help with fuel filter/ water separator...

i included a link that will show you MANY pics..

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Re: Need help with fuel filter/ water separator...

Sorry, I mean a picture of the filter, he could have a Cav for all we know
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Re: Need help with fuel filter/ water separator...

what kind of filter unit do you have?? there are many kinds. mine is racor 500 fg from which cartridge is merely lifted out. my engine primary filter is screwed onto a fitting which is bolted onto the engine.
pix of the offending mess would be appreciated so folks can identify thebest m ethod possible for removal and replacement
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