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Yup, I brought my XD in for it's inspection today...the service manager told me "just want to let you know you're due for the fuel filters to be changed"...I told him in was aware of that and they're coming in the mail any day now...he said "I hope you're aware it's a pretty involved job. We bill it at 2.5 hours". I just smiled and said have a nice day :)

Tell your service manager to call me if he needs some suggestions on how to streamline that "pretty involved job".


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I had my fuel filters replaced by my local dealer last week along with an oil change and tire rotation, $216 total out the door for all 3 services. Figured for that amount it wasn't worth me doing it myself lol
 

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I changed mine last week. Whoever originally installed my under cabin filter cross threaded the piss out of it! Was very difficult to loosen, even while using my breaker bar.
Thankfully I was able to slightly tweak the plastic threads to allow it to thread back in smoothly.

One other thing, the line never stopped dripping fuel throughout the entire procedure...thankfully I was able to catch it all in the can, but I also wore some lol. Maybe next time I'll loosen the fuel cap to relieve more pressure?
 

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I changed mine last week. Whoever originally installed my under cabin filter cross threaded the piss out of it! Was very difficult to loosen, even while using my breaker bar.
Thankfully I was able to slightly tweak the plastic threads to allow it to thread back in smoothly.

One other thing, the line never stopped dripping fuel throughout the entire procedure...thankfully I was able to catch it all in the can, but I also wore some lol. Maybe next time I'll loosen the fuel cap to relieve more pressure?
The second time I changed my fuel filter under the cabin it did the same thing. This time, i ran the tank down to less than 100 miles till empty, parked the truck with a nose up attitude, took of the fuel cap and had no issues changing the filter. Lost about 2 cups at most.
 

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This is the engine filter replacement. The chassis filter replacement is in the next one I post.

The engine and chassis fuel filters are nothing to be afraid of. I drug my ass and it only took me a half hour from beginning to leak check. (Especially since the stealer wanted $300 to change them.)

Disclaimer: I did not disconnect the battery, even though the instructions said to, and I did not drain the chassis water separator bowl, even though the instructions said to. You be the judge of how you perform this task.

The engine mounted filter bowl is right in front of the air intake snorkel. Use a 1-1/8 in. six point socket to remove this cap. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITH AN OPEN ENDED WRENCH. You will jack up the lands on this composite cap and end up buying another one. Same warning for the chassis filter bowl.

Pull the cap off the filter; it will likely stay behind on the spiral pickup tube. The bowl will not spill as it drains as soon as the cap comes off. Once the cap is off, pull the filter element upwards off the pickup feed. Take the new filter element, lube the inner filter gasket and press it down on the spiral feed. Then take the cap, discard the o-ring, take a little diesel and lubricate the new o-ring, and seat it in the groove on the cap. Spin the cap down hand tight, then use the socket and a torque wrench to seat the cap to the required torque. Time on job: 7 minutes.

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Where'd you purchase the fuel the filters from? I'm trying to buy them to change mine because the dealer is outrageous. Autozone couldn't locate a part for me. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Nissan Parts Deal.com. I just ordered all three filters (fuel, water separator, and oil) for $81 shipped. That's the cheapest I've found for Nissan filters (rebadged fleetguards).


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Or use Nissan Parts Deal.Com's website take the pricing to your dealer and see if they will price match like my dealer did. Can also use Cummins filters-see Google search this forum under to locate filter #'s..
 

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I had my fuel filters replaced yesterday picked it up after hours now when it try's to start it turns over like its starving for fuel but 3-5 seconds later she turns over. Any ideas
Update nissan couldn't find a issue and it is working now as it should. I did hit the start button twice wonder if that was enough to prime it and force any air out?
An improperly seated o ring will cause that. They either lied about their f up or didn't notice when they removed and reinstalled the housing with the ring in the proper groove.
 

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Thanks MB for stage 1 and stage 2 instructions! Just changed both of these on my new XD for the first time and it went just as smoothly as you described. Just an FYI for others following, I didn't have any of the siphoning issues mentioned by a few folks and my fuel tank was just under full. Only a couple of ounces of diesel came through the stage 1 filter drain before it stopped almost completely. On a side note, I helped my dad change both of his filters on his 2015 Dodge 3/4 ton the same day, and he was super jealous of the ease of access the XD gives for this service. Both his stage 1 and 2 filters are buried.
 
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