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« on: August 07, 2014, 07:21:07 PM »

I have a 6v71 in my 1969 fishbowl.  What is required to switch the fuel filters to spin on? Or is it even possible?
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 07:29:03 PM »

Napa sell the primary and secondary base for spin on filter a easy change out they go in the same place with the same bolt pattern will cost you some where in 50 bucks ea range
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 07:35:54 PM »

That's sounds easy and cheap. Is the spin on just as good as the original?
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 07:40:54 PM »

Better by far
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 07:47:48 PM »

Awesome, thanks for the info.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 08:19:19 PM »

Hey Kid,

I've got a used set I'll sell you for $50 plus shipping. I'll throw in a set of new filters, as well.

If you're interested, PM me your address and I'll work up a shipping quote.

Bob
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 06:26:59 AM »

AND...... always carry spares and a small container of fuel to pre-fill them before installing. Oh, and a metal strap type oil filter wrench of the proper size. Example:

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx/Oil-Filter-Wrenches/_/R-SER772159_0405868278
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 07:24:58 AM »

Great advice thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 07:36:47 AM »

This is where i just got mine. IIRC it was 127.00 for two tops and 2 sets of each filter.

http://dieselpro.com/detroit-diesel-parts/6v71-engine/fuel-pump-bomba-combustible.html
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 05:40:47 PM »

Why do you want to change? Why are spin-on filters better? I was going to change mine one time and got talked out of it. My bus came with a pile of filters so I thought I should at least use them up. If I can recall the spin on filters cost more. When I change my filters I can see exactly what they have caught. If I were to go through the trouble to change mine I would go to the see through filter that shows how dirty it is by the level of the fuel in the filter.

Like this: http://www.davco.com/DFP-_fp382.htm
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 06:26:00 PM »

Now you have me wondering. I might have to get more feedback before I make a possible change. I was think spin on would be easier.
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 07:02:51 PM »

a 3442 NAPA fuel water separator makes a world of difference.
the old socks have been obsolete for years, DD stopped putting them on new engines around the 80's....
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 11:41:37 PM »

luvrbus says "better by far". I am sure he will explain that when he shows up. NAPA still sells the old filter cartridges. Spin-on filters are more of a convenience for the mechanic I have been told. Your bus will run just fine with either type you choose and obsolete does not necessarily mean improved in this case. If what you have is working, put your money to better use somewhere else.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2014, 01:23:31 AM »

Agree Barn Owl, The spin on are nicer/easier but sure not better, just like the conversion to the spin on oil filter vs the cartridge, NAPA/Wix has the change over kit for that too.
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2014, 05:47:50 AM »

   When you need to change  fuel filter,s on the road, you'll appreciate avoiding the mess from the fuel when changing, just like using the old style oil filters. If money is really tight or you spent it all for those aluminum wheels, just stay with the socks.
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