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DescriptionOn 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.
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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!
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.
Dec 4, 2017 | By Peter Buckley
The new drain plug fit perfectly and will make future fuel filter changes easier and less messy.
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
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.
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
Feb 16, 2017 | By roger crane
haven't installed yet, but according to u tube reviews it beats the plastic plug.
Feb 9, 2017 | By Michael Berry
Feb 8, 2017 | By james fernie
fit perfect, make it a lot easier next change