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JP

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Detroit DD15 Filters
« on: December 07, 2008, 08:07:40 AM »
Well, in case anyone was interested here are photos of the DD15 filters.







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Re: Detroit DD15 Filters
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 06:41:10 AM »
Nice!  :-o

Those new cartridge style filters are really slick to change.
The 4 Mercedes Engines we have use the same style of filters and both the fuel and oil filters are easily assessable from the top of the engine. Just unscrew the cap, pull the old filter out, pop the new one in, and re-torque the cap. 
There is absolutely no mess like a typical metal caged filter housed on the bottom of the engine.

Really makes an O/C a snap for the O/O doing it in his driveway.

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Re: Detroit DD15 Filters
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 07:16:20 AM »
I hear you on the ease part. A few of these (I forget which) are housed on the driver side of the engine. Pretty easy to do.

However, they are an absolute pain to get restarted no matter how fast you go!
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Re: Detroit DD15 Filters
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 08:50:25 AM »
However, they are an absolute pain to get restarted no matter how fast you go!

We heard that as well.

So we bought a hand-held pump sprayer, such as this (http://www.solousa.com/store/flypage/handheld_sprayers/lcs-3g_handheld_sprayer.html) and put a fitting on the end of the hose to tap into the fuel filter housing.
After you replace the filter, you fill the sprayer with diesel fuel and connect the fitting to the fuel filter body. Pumping the sprayer then fills the filter housing with fuel, and the truck will fire everytime.

This is what it looks like on the Benz.

« Last Edit: December 09, 2008, 08:53:28 AM by Hammer Time »

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Re: Detroit DD15 Filters
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 04:28:51 PM »
Leave the fuelcaps off when changing the fuel filters. You will not lose the prime as the fuel is actualy the check valve.
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Re: Detroit DD15 Filters
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 04:53:23 PM »
try changing one filter and starting it and then the other filter. I may add that pumping fuel in the housing with that pump will work but you are pumping unfiltered fuel in the outside of the element and that is straight to the injectors and not go for any engine. That filter is less than 5 micron meaning they dont want any dirt in the injectors.     on the MB 4000 and 900 i think you can get by with this. 
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Re: Detroit DD15 Filters
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 05:24:16 PM »
I wonder how much those filters cost... when MB first brought out their mid range MB 4000 (?) it cost around $40.00 for the oil and fuel filters.

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Re: Detroit DD15 Filters
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 05:30:17 PM »
Oil is going to run about $25, fuel also $25, and coolant about $30.
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Re: Detroit DD15 Filters
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2008, 03:08:04 PM »
Oil is going to run about $25, fuel also $25, and coolant about $30.

I guess that's why some of the shops are charging more for DD15 oil changes...

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Re: Detroit DD15 Filters
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009, 11:54:54 AM »
We heard that as well.

So we bought a hand-held pump sprayer, such as this (http://www.solousa.com/store/flypage/handheld_sprayers/lcs-3g_handheld_sprayer.html) and put a fitting on the end of the hose to tap into the fuel filter housing.
After you replace the filter, you fill the sprayer with diesel fuel and connect the fitting to the fuel filter body. Pumping the sprayer then fills the filter housing with fuel, and the truck will fire everytime.

This is what it looks like on the Benz.




I would have to say that sounds like a good idea. We have had a number of Merc engines that would just not fire. If this works for Merc and the new DD15 I think we just might give it a shot.