Make sure it is tight, especially on 24 valve engines. If you still can't get the filter to loosen, use a breaker bar and cheater pipe in place of the ratchet, and pull hard - no stuck filters have been able to resist this much leverage. Place a large bucket 3 gal minimum! Proper torque for 2002 models is 35 ft-lb. . Proper torque for 1989-1993 models is 60 ft-lb. You will need to be turning the filter clockwise as looking down from the top of the engine.
The drive nose of the extension fits into a recess in the drain plug. Set the filter aside to be drained. See for additional details about the proper wrench position. Park the truck safely , set the parking brake, and spread a ground sheet just behind the left front wheel and under the truck. Grease the front suspension and steering components and adjust the rear brakes. Slip a plastic grocery bag, zip-lock, or bread sack under the filter and pull it up around the filter body.
Run the engine enough to warm and circulate the oil, but not long enough top make the oil too hot to handle. Make sure that the old rubber gasket is still on the filter. Now slide the wrench and adjust the ratchet handle to the position shown on the left when the strap is tightened, and loosen the filter enough to allow removal by hand. Slip the strap wrench under the filter bottom and slide it up to the top of the filter. There have been documented failures of Fram and Wix filters. Clean any spilled oil from the engine with a rag.
Clean your tools and then throw away the oily rag - it can spontaneously combust if not disposed of properly. This machined plug features a thick shoulder, a 13 mm hex head, and a strong snap-on magnet to trap metal filings. Now unscrew and remove the filter. He had drastically improved previous diesel engines to make them faster, more powerful, durable, and reliable. Fill the filter with fresh oil and use your finger to coat the gasket face with oil. Pull the dipstick and make sure oil is at or slightly above the full mark if it is not, go back to step 12 and try again. Use the screwdriver to loosen the band clamps on both ends of the intake hose, then remove the hose and set it aside.
Install the new filter on the engine. Some well maintained cummins engines have reached over 1 million miles without any rebuilds making them the best diesel engine available until current day. Replace the air intake hose and tighten the band clamps. Install the oil filler cap. Please recycle the used oil. Proper torque for 1994-2001 models is 44 ft-lb. For Type B, C, and D buses, Thomas Built buses is owned by Daimler A.
Let the oil drain while you go to the engine top. The MaxxForce, I'm not familiar enough with to know offhand, but it's likely to be situated in a similar location. When the plug is loosened, drain slots in the oil pan will allow the oil to flow around the plug threads. Clessie Lyle Cummins was an entrepreneur who made huge improvements on already existing diesel engines. You never said whether you had the Cummins or the MaxxForce engine. Fill with 11 quarts of oil.
If this is difficult, use the strap wrench to finish tightening the filter. This funnel, which is made from a 2-cycle oil bottle, keeps the oil from spilling on the engine. Do not permanently bend, dent, or distort the filter can while tightening the filter - the body may stress crack at the bend and dump your oil. Start the engine and check the filter gasket closely for leaks. Pour the old oil into jugs and drain the filter into a jug. Make sure the strap is gripping the top of the filter and use the wrench position shown. The killer dowel pin is now famous for causing expensive engine damage, but Cummins reports that far more engines have been heavily damaged by the foil that is used to seal oil jugs.
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