Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-19-2015, 03:45 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 29
Fuel Filter and Water Separator question

So I had a long paragraph typed out explaining my situtaion and then I accidentally clicked out of my browser while trying to upload a photo... So I will just skip the majority of my story and go to the point.

I have a 1991 b700 6.6 diesel.

I removed my old FFWS (fuel filter water separator) since it was about 16 years old and 50,000 miles old. I looked up a cross-reference number to get a wix filter and came up with wix 33211. I ordered the wix filter from rockauto.com (on a whole-seller closeout) and got a fram ps7169.

There is about a 1.5-2 inch height difference between the ford filter and the fram filter. The filter on the left is the ford (factory part) and the filter on the right is the fram.

My question:
Since WIX Filters - Products Catalog Home stated that the ford filter and the wix filter were interchangeable
WIX Filters - Products Catalog Home also stated that the fram and wix filter are interchangeable does that mean the fram filter will work for me, even though there is a size difference???

I am assuming that it will work, however I want to be more sure since you know what they say about assuming.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20151119_151957.jpg (149.8 KB, 1 views)
CStanley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 06:36 PM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
opus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,615
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All-American R/E
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
If the gaskets and threads are identical, go for it.
opus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 08:24 PM   #3
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by opus View Post
If the gaskets and threads are identical, go for it.
Alrighty, I am pretty sure every will match up (since the wix product lookup said everything should be the same). Since it is dark and cold out now I will do it tomorrow.
-----
Another quick question about the ffws, should I fill my filter with diesel prior to installing it,,, or should I install it empty and then prime it after it is installed???
CStanley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.