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We buy a 55 gallon barrel. Two buses running a total of 200,000 miles a year plus the bosses truck is enough to justify it. So let's say you can buy it at twice our price. That still is only .002 cents per mile. For someone running 20,000 miles per year that's like $40 a year. Still insignificant.
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As for the mileage, the monthly bill is due this week so I will lean on the bossman to let me peek at it to see how much fuel we used.

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The last time I topped off the DEF was at 20,235 miles. Yesterday the Low light came on and it told the driver that it had 500 miles left. After about 160 miles, it showed we had 235 miles left. So the DEF left is just a guess. If you get to the point of 500 miles left, assume that you have 250 miles left.

This time I added about 5.5 gallons of DEF at 29,254 miles So call it 5.5 gallons in 9000 miles... figuring 19.5 MPG, that is about 1% of the fuel used.
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Do you get new O-rings with a new fuel filter to replace the 2 orange ones?

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Do you get new O-rings with a new fuel filter to replace the 2 orange ones?
The two orange O-rings on that filter are mounted on the new one and there is a big, orange one for the cover as well.

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Still trying to figure out this fuel filter change. I mean, I got it done and it's right, but it wasn't easy. I think the thing to do is line up the arrows on the filter and the housing and stick it up there then turn it Clockwise looking up. Then line up the arrows on the cover and the housing and push and shove the cover up there, then turn it clockwise until it clicks.

The pushing and shoving was the physically hardest part to do. I am putting this down so that the next time, I have something to reference to hopefully make it easier.

The filter had about 20,000 miles on it and looking at it, I would it consider that the longest I want to run them.

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Still trying to figure out this fuel filter change. I mean, I got it done and it's right, but it wasn't easy. I think the thing to do is line up the arrows on the filter and the housing and stick it up there then turn it Clockwise looking up. Then line up the arrows on the cover and the housing and push and shove the cover up there, then turn it clockwise until it clicks.

The pushing and shoving was the physically hardest part to do. I am putting this down so that the next time, I have something to reference to hopefully make it easier.

The filter had about 20,000 miles on it and looking at it, I would it consider that the longest I want to run them.
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How much does Ford get for a fuel filter element? Are there any aftermarket ones out yet?
On my 96 Powerstroke I got really tired of the ridiculous filter prices- so I added a prefilter with a much lower cost element- that greatly extended the interval of the OEM filter change.
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How much does Ford get for a fuel filter element? Are there any aftermarket ones out yet?
On my 96 Powerstroke I got really tired of the ridiculous filter prices- so I added a prefilter with a much lower cost element- that greatly extended the interval of the OEM filter change.
I bought the Ford Motorcraft oil and filter at Autozone. The filter was about $6. I see the manual shows that all three engines use the same oil filter.

EDIT - oops, sorry. I thought we were talking oil filters.

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How much does Ford get for a fuel filter element? Are there any aftermarket ones out yet?
On my 96 Powerstroke I got really tired of the ridiculous filter prices- so I added a prefilter with a much lower cost element- that greatly extended the interval of the OEM filter change.
It should run you $35-$40. Look up part number CC1Z-9365-A. Note that there seems to be a build date split, so don't rely on that part number to be correct for all applications.

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