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Old 06-18-2018, 10:10 PM   #1
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Is a Cummins filter a Cummins filter?

I have a 2002 Freightliner/Thomas with a Cummins 5.9 engine.

Can I just trot down to the auto parts store and ask for a 2002 Cummins oil filter? (as in "Dodge"?)

And is there a brand I want or a brand I don't want?

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Old 06-19-2018, 08:07 AM   #2
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No, I believe the threads for the filter are different IIRC. Dodge is smaller and uses like an inch diameter thread while your commercial cummins will use larger 1 and 1/8" threads.

Get a good filter. Wix, Baldwin, Hastings, etc.

I avoid Fram because of their issues a few years ago.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:08 AM   #3
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I can go in the shop and get you numbers if you'd like.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:20 AM   #4
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I can go in the shop and get you numbers if you'd like.
Booyah - I would greatly appreciate that! Thanks!

I don't have the engine number handy, and I'm doubting the VIN would help... but it's a 5.9 Cummins in a 2002 Freightliner drivetrain/Thomas body bus (mfg 11/01, I believe).

The top of the canister looks like this one:
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:42 AM   #5
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You took a picture of the fuel filter cap. Is that what you want?

The oil filter numbers for baldwin filters are
Dodge trucks - BT7349
Medium duty - B7177
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:43 AM   #6
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The oil filter will be forward and below the turbo on the passenger side of the bus.
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:18 PM   #7
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Duh.

I was tired when I asked the original question.

I am interested in the fuel filter.

The oil filter (at least on my engine) is a spin-on type and I was able to pull the number off ths side of the filter.

The fuel filter is a cartridge type and I'm not sure if a 2002 Freightliner Bus Cummins 5.9 fuel filter is the same as every other 2002 Cummins 5.9 filter.

Apologies for making extra work for you all -
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:57 PM   #8
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Fuel filters are the same between the pickup and a bus.

Baldwin # PF7977
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Would that PF7977 be the same filter for a 2001 24 Valve Cummins 5.9? Baldwinís filter finder is showing me a spin on type as the match for my bus, but my engine compartment looks just like the OPís.

Disclaimer: this will be my first DIY filter change.
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:48 PM   #10
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Don't forget fleetguard. It is official OEM filtration for Cummins.
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:56 AM   #12
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Would that PF7977 be the same filter for a 2001 24 Valve Cummins 5.9? Baldwinís filter finder is showing me a spin on type as the match for my bus, but my engine compartment looks just like the OPís.

Disclaimer: this will be my first DIY filter change.
Fuel filter or oil filter?

The pf7977 is a fuel filter, and it goes in the housing that's pictured a few posts above. The oil filter is a cartridge type and is down and forward of the turbo.

The bus will have a fuel filter and a water separator towards the back. Maybe that's the cartridge filter you're looking at?
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