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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Removing the heater element?

Since I run a lot of other fuel types through my system I would like to clean my fuel filter canister on my next filter change...last time a few years ago I had removed it and sprayed it clean with brake cleaner. However I do not want to remove it this time....so how does one remove the heater plate in side the canister so I can wipe out all the crud on the bottom?

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Re: Removing the heater element?

7/8" crowfoot wrench and it is left handed thread.

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Re: Removing the heater element?

had to stop and purchase some crowsfoot wrenches but that was so much easier going in the right direction on that stem.....lol....I left the heater plate out...there was so much muck I could have made a small mud pie. Truck idles nicely again. Thanks Bugman.

1996 F350 Crewcab lb 2wd auto, tommylift, now over 451k, 355k 3/31/15

1991 F250 Xtracab lb 2wd auto, sold again! Driveline and chassis is under a '65 F350 cab

1965 F100 styleside, power brakes, front discs, 390 all the goodies
2015 F250 CCSB 2wd gasser auto
2008 Mustang WIP, warriors in pink, wife's
2009 Focus, son's
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Re: Removing the heater element?

If the last time you cleaned it was a few years ago, you might as well take it apart and give it a good clean again. Any particular reason you don't want to have the whole thing out? Since you're getting into it, you might as well give it a once over to make sure that you take care of things while you're at it.

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Re: Removing the heater element?

yeah about an hour and a half. Didn't need to come out just wanted to get the gunk out....with the plate gone it made easy cleanout.

1996 F350 Crewcab lb 2wd auto, tommylift, now over 451k, 355k 3/31/15

1991 F250 Xtracab lb 2wd auto, sold again! Driveline and chassis is under a '65 F350 cab

1965 F100 styleside, power brakes, front discs, 390 all the goodies
2015 F250 CCSB 2wd gasser auto
2008 Mustang WIP, warriors in pink, wife's
2009 Focus, son's
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