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Old 02-10-2019, 06:20 PM   #1
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I was thinking about moving my fuel filter to a more convenient location. But I was Also thi kin what filter would be best suited for replacing the stock one.
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Any filter that is rated for more than 35 psi will work.
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My 1998 was overdue for a fuel filter replacement (75K on it) so I did that last March. Nissan is exceedingly dumb in my opinion in the engineering of this, the bracket is in the way of replacing the fuel filter. I've reported that when I got this truck at 100K, the fuel filter had never been replaced, its clamp screws were facing up and essentially impossible to access. It's all designed to be installed before the bed goes on, and screw those trying to do this later on.

So this time I wised up, finally got fed up, so I reversed the bracket to underneath so it wouldn't block access to the fuel filter, yet still secures the filter in place. I drilled three holes in the support bar and used three #12 hex head sheet metal screws after drilling 9/64" holes.
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Thank you. I recently learned that ac Delco changed their spec on fuel filter to 2 microns. I hear that their diesels where have g fuel contamination issues that where fixed with a better filter.
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What are some part numbers on these filters?...

Any better than others???

My local auto parts store has Wix brand alot for there filters... Any problems with this brand???
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Wix is one of the best filters made. The off brand wix filters is the house brand (microguard) at orielly auto parts.
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If I am not mistaken they make a lot of filters for NAPA as well.
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Wix is highly regarded. But I will say that as our trucks age, the quality manufacturer will not be making parts for our trucks. The last wix fuel filter I bought was sourced from China. The time before the filter came from South Korea . So myself thought is to fabricate a conversion for a diesel spin on filter. Attach it to the frame. This will facilitate easy access hand have a plate protect it from the road.

I'm just exploring ideas at this time.

P.S. A/C Delco contracts out on their filters. They might be made by Wix.
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