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Pre or post-OEM filter?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Fuels' started by rdean, May 10, 2008.

Pre or Post - OEM fuel filter?

  1. Pre-OEM filter

    16 vote(s)
    72.7%
  2. Post-OEM filter

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Buy a kit

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  4. Gather the parts and do it yourself

    11 vote(s)
    50.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. rdean

    rdean Recruit

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    May 6, 2008
    This is my next project. What would you guys do?
     
  2. pgguru

    pgguru Recruit

    I am more Interested in Per or Post Lift Pump.
     
  3. Tom S.

    Tom S. Killing time

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    May 4, 2008
    Waterford, MI
    Going pre means you don't have to change the overpriced oem nearly as often.

    For anyone contemplating adding a filter, a word of advice. Salt and aluminum do not get along well, and the salt will eat an aluminum filter mount up in a few years. Moral of story, put something on it to protect it against the salt: paint, grease, Line-x, whatever. :cheers2:
     
  4. rdean

    rdean Recruit

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    May 6, 2008

    Good idea on both. Had not thought about saving $ on not changing the OEM as often.

    Most mounts are aluminum billet aren't they?
     
  5. Tom S.

    Tom S. Killing time

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    May 4, 2008
    Waterford, MI
    The ones that Nicktane sells are, but if you buy elsewhere, make sure it's not cast or if it is, paint and/or coat it.
     
  6. saratoga

    saratoga Unpaid Help Staff Member Moderator

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    May 3, 2008
    Lithia, FL
  7. Tom S.

    Tom S. Killing time

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    May 4, 2008
    Waterford, MI
    Road salt may not be an issue, but how close to the ocean do you live? Salt is salt!

    As for the gravel roads, I drove paved roads to and from work everyday, and went through a windshield every year. Even paved roads get debris on them!
     
  8. Turbine Doc

    Turbine Doc Just Another Diesel Guy

    for my 6.5 I'm pre OEM filter and pre lift pump, 10 micron racor mounted to fram rail, I let the large body filter "sift" the large solids & water to protect the lift and on engine filter lasts longer, also have vac switches on both filts that turn on a light @ 7" Hg so I KNOW when filts need changing vs time or mileage guessing they MAY need changing and don't toss filters that still have dirt carry capacity in them.
     

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