Fitment Techniques: Fuel Filters

Fitting a Spin-on Filter


1.       Apply a film of oil to the gasket.

2.       Screw the filter on firmly, by hand.

3.       Start the vehicle’s engine.

4.       Check the filter for leaks.

5.       Do not exceed the filter’s recommended change interval before fitting a replacement filter.


Fitting a Cartridge Filter

1.       Remove the cap from the housing on the engine block.

2.       Remove the old filter from inside the housing.

3.       Insert the new filter cartridge, replacing the seals if necessary.

4.       Place the cap back on the housing and tighten as much as possible.

5.       Start the vehicle’s engine.

6.       Check the filter for leaks.

7.       Do not exceed the filter’s recommended change interval before fitting a replacement filter.