FIGURE 4-6. DETROIT DIESEL FUEL FILTER AND FUEL STRAINER.
4-17. DETROIT DIESEL FUEL STRAINER AND FILTER
4-18. Drain approximately 1/4 pint of fuel from each filter bowl
daily to remove dirt and water accumulations. A drain cock is
located in the bottom of each filter bowl for this purpose. The
filter elements in the strainer and filter must be replaced at the
time interval specified in Table 4-1. Replace the elements as
With the engine shut down, place a suitable container
under the bowl of the strainer or filter and open the applicable
drain cock. The fuel will drain more freely if the retaining nut at
the inlet/outlet head is loosened slightly.
Support the bowl, then unscrew the retaining nut and
remove the bowl and element.
Remove and discard the element and gasket. Clean the
bowl with fuel oil and dry thoroughly with a clean, lint-free cloth
and compressed air.
Place a new filter element, that has been thoroughly
soaked in clean fuel oil, over the stud and push the element
down onto the seat. Close the drain cock and fill the bowl
approximately two-thirds full of clean fuel oil.