Fuel filter o ring help

jlpayne

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Greetings,
I am embarrassed to ask this, buuuuut. Dang I can not get the o rings in for the fuel filters? Mmwhat is the trick? It's like they are just a bit to small and I don't want to rip them, what do you guys do?
 

ageregunner

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I have not had any real trouble installing those o-rings. I just push around with my finger, then I inspect with a mirror before securing the cannister. Perhaps you have the wrong o-rings.
 

jatonka

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The primary fuel filter gasket is Napa 5131. The secondary fuel filter gaskets are Napa 5070. These are good correct numbers, I buy them 100 at a time from WIX who makes them for Napa. The Wix numbers are 15131 and 15070respectively. JT
 

arno

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I installed the WIX 33511 as primary and 33512 as secondary & final. The seals are a bit too small, so I stretched them a bit by placing it over the engine oil filter canister for a couple of minutes... (I was in need of a new seal because the old one was already very brittle...)

Greets

Arno
 

Floridianson

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If you can't figure it out then it's the wrong one. Just get the correct one, a little grease and install with one finger. Not a problem.
 

m715mike

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I attempted to replace my fuel filters today (original style filter in the canisters). I purchased NAPA Gold filters from fleetfilter.com and attempted to use the gaskets that came with the new filters. After reading this thread and a couple others, I now know I was using the wrong size gasket.

I got lucky with the primary filter. It sealed nicely on my second attempt. The original gasket was still good on the secondary filter, and I reused it. However, I had no luck with the final filter. Looks like I'm headed to NAPA for a 5070 gasket.

Once again, I am very appreciative that someone asked a question (the OP in this tread) and several others replied with useful information! Thank you!
 

Tracer

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Just changed my fuel filters with NAPA Gold filters and used the gaskets that came with them. Usually I have more trouble getting the old gaskets out. Coat the new gaskets with a little oil and use your fingers to install.
 

Katavic918

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I used Napa #3511 and 3512. I also had trouble with the o-rings. I guess I used the wrong ones also. They fit perfect except for the rings.
 

Mrmag1

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Ok dumb question but are all the other ones rings useless that cone with it? My secondary filters I got from big Mike's has the napas in the bag and other ones that I guess are the right ones to use. Also in the Napa bag is 3 other orings and such that where not in the filters when I took em out. I figure they are for other applications for different vehicles.... I wrong?
 

gimpyrobb

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I have correct usgi filters with the correct gaskets for $5 each plus shipping. No guess work on the O rings. PM if interested.
 
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