ECODIESEL - FUEL FILTER DRAIN PLUG ('14-'18, 3.0L 1500)

Item #: LT-ED-PLUG
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Description

On the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel truck, removal of the fuel filter is not so easy. It is hidden underneath the bed of the truck, about mid-way back and just to the left-of-center.

When opened, the tiny yellow drain valve doesn't drain much fuel. You'll typically only get about two ounces of fuel to drain which is not enough to prevent a fuel bath when the fuel filter canister is removed.

You can use a strap wrench to remove the fuel filter bowl, but expect the aforementioned fuel bath. With the fuel filter drain plug Geno's has made the whole process easier and far less messy.

The drain valve is installed after the first filter removal and drains all of the fuel so you won't have fuel running down your arm when you take the canister down.

Also fits 2019 Ram 1500 Classic.

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Stripped housing after 5th change
May 13, 2020  |  By Rob
I see in the other reviews that I'm not the only one that had their housing stripped by this plug. I think that maybe it would be smarter to go with a plastic plug (same material as housing) with an o-ring on it instead of the brass version. I had to waste money on a new filter housing because the filter bowl isn't available separately. What frustrates me is that despite the instructions in other reviews, this plug will eventually damage the housing threads--it damaged mine after the 5th filter change. Metal plug into plastic threads to seal a pressurized canister is a bad design. I found out my housing was finally damaged enough that fuel was spraying out the bottom of the filter like an aerosol can and it hit my leg.
Owner Response:Rob, I just found a few minutes to discuss this issue with our staff. I was informed that early on, our instructions did not properly emphasize the need to take care not to over-tighten this plug. As a result, we did see several problems similar to the one you describe. We updated our installation instructions to emphasize this issue. We have closely monitored warranty claims over the past year, and the problem seems to have been corrected by this change. But I will raise your concern with the technical staff to see if a redesign would be beneficial. And I will contact you directly to discuss how we can resolve this issue with you personally. Thank you for your business. Robin Patton, Geno's Garage Staff.


stripped
Feb 6, 2020  |  By CRAIG WHEELER
4th change and I stripped the housing. Thought it was a good Idea, now not so much.
Owner Response:Craig, Thank you for your purchase and for your review. We are very sorry to hear that your housing is stripped. It is important to press the plug in firmly before tightening the plug and to be very careful to not over-tighten. The plastic housing can easily strip. We have modified our description and will now be including instructions with each plug to hopefully help prevent this from happening to other customers.


Oops
Jul 6, 2019  |  By Larry
Great idea, along with the removal tool. Both are sorely needed. However, like Brad, I must have over-tightened the plug and it fell out...with the nylon/plastic threads. Fortunately, in my driveway and not out on the road somewhere. I believe one has to purchase the entire filter/separator in order to get a new bowl. Perhaps drilling out the hole, epoxying in an insert for the plug to thread into is a fix? Dunno. Went back to stock.
Owner Response:Thank you for the feedback. Yes, it is very important that you are careful not to over-tighten because if it breaks, you do have to replace the entire housing. Sorry this happened in your case!


Nap d.
Dec 13, 2017  |  By Nap deCiutiis
Worked perfect! Will make future filter replacement a breeze! Thanks, y'all!


What every Eco Diesel needs.
Dec 7, 2017  |  By Alex
This replacement drain plug blows the factory plastic junk out of the water. Just make sure you don't over torque the plug, it will easily strip out the plastic bowl.


Peter
Dec 4, 2017  |  By Peter Buckley
The new drain plug fit perfectly and will make future fuel filter changes easier and less messy.


Great idea...but...
Oct 23, 2017  |  By Brad
Before you flame me...and yes I deserve it....I must have overtightened the drain plug on the last fuel filter change and now it's stripped....Go ahead, I deserve it. Anyway, the plug popped out on a trip in a hotel parking lot...oh well....had to call the dealer and get a new fuel filter housing and will replace it in the parking lot tomorrow. Only question -- the plastic/nylon - figure 10lbs is more than enough torque. Net...the plug is such a better idea and the diesel baths stopped...oh except in the hotel parking lot. No go ahead....laugh.....


It's not leaking
Aug 10, 2017  |  By Jeff
I bought the drain plug to make future fuel filter changes easier I will see how well it work on the next filter change


Fuel filter plug
Jun 6, 2017  |  By Andy Overbay
A good product but I am a bit concerned about. I must have over tightened it in my original filter cap/housing. It stripped the threads and cut the o-ring on the plug. Used teflon tape to form a seal and it is holding but I needed to order a new filter housing from Dodge...$65


Better
May 30, 2017  |  By Bobby Bank
I agree with Jody's review. It's better than stack, but an easy drain would be better.


Diesel bath no more
May 13, 2017  |  By Jim
Installed easily. Looking forward to my next filter change and not taking a bath in fuel


eco fuel filter drain plug
Mar 12, 2017  |  By Jody Doiron
This plug works better than stock but a drain plug as easy drain as my engine oil would be better.


Easy
Feb 18, 2017  |  By Aaron
I had a fuel pump problem so I took my 2016 to the dealer. Had around 12,000 miles on the truck and ask the tech to go ahead and change the filter and add this brass nut and take out the old one. He did and said it was one of the best ideas he had ever seen. He also said that he doesn't even use the plastic one because he's afraid it will break out. Dealer loved it


retired military
Feb 16, 2017  |  By roger crane
haven't installed yet, but according to u tube reviews it beats the plastic plug.


Drain plug
Feb 9, 2017  |  By Michael Berry
Works fine.


consumer
Feb 8, 2017  |  By james fernie
fit perfect, make it a lot easier next change

Install and Tech Information

Download EcoDiesel Brass Drain Plug.pdf

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