2.23.5. REPLACE ENGINE FUEL FILTER ELEMENT -Continued.
REMOVE - Continued.
Fuel is very flammable and can
explode easily. To avoid serious
injury or death:
Always wear safety glasses/goggles
at all times.
Keep at least a B-C fire extinguisher
within easy reach when working with
fuel or on a fuel system.
Do not work on fuel system when
engine is hot; fuel can be ignited by a
Post signs that read "NO SMOKING
WITHIN 50 FEET" when working with
open fuel lines or fuel tanks.
Loosen fluid passage bolt (5) enough to
rotate multiple connector (4) to gain access
to bolt (6).
REMOVE FUEL FILTER ELEMENT.
Wrap fuel filter element (7) and bottom
cover (8) with a machinery wiping towel.
Hold fuel filter element (7), bottom cover
(8), and the machinery wiping towel and
remove bolt (6).
Remove fuel filter element (7) and bottom
cover (8) together. Drain trapped fuel into a
Use caution when removing seals
and preformed packings. Scratched
or dented seal grooves can cause
excessive force when removing seals
and preformed packings. Use an o-
Separate fuel filter element (7) from bottom
cover (8) and remove and discard bottom gasket (9).
Remove top gasket (10) from filter head (11) with an o-
ring tool. Discard top gasket.
Remove thumbscrew (12) and gasket (13)
from bottom cover (8). Inspect the gasket for rips, tears,
or deformation. Discard the gasket if damaged.
Remove preformed packing (14) and flat
Use an o-ring tool and remove seal (16)
from filter head (11). Discard seal.
contaminated machinery wiping towels, and
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