325C and 325C L Excavator Fuel System Filter - Replace Caterpillar


Fuel System Filter - Replace
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325C and 325C L Excavator [SEBU7441]
FUEL SYSTEM
FILTER GP-FUEL
325C and 325C L Excavator Fuel System Filter - Replace

------ WARNING! ------

Personal injury or death can result from a fire.

Fuel leaked or spilled onto hot surfaces or electrical components can cause a fire.

Clean up all leaked or spilled fuel. Do not smoke while working on the fuel system.

Turn the disconnect switch OFF or disconnect the battery when changing fuel filters.



NOTICE

Do not fill fuel filters with fuel before installing them. Contaminated fuel will cause accelerated wear to fuel system parts.


  1. Open the access door on the left side of the machine.


    Illustration 1g00811447
    (1) Two drain hoses
    (2) Two drain valves
    (3) Fuel filter

    Note: Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "General Hazard Information" for information on containing fluid spillage.

  2. Position a suitable container for the used fluid under drain hose (1).

  3. Open the drain valve (2). Allow the fuel in the filter (3) to drain into the container.

  4. Securely tighten the valve.

    Note: Dispose of the used fuel according to local regulations.

  5. Remove fuel filter (3).

  6. Inspect the fuel filter for debris by cutting the fuel filter open.

    Note: This fuel filter is a cartridge type filter. This type of filter cannot be reused.

  7. Clean the mounting base of the fuel filter. Make sure that all of the old seal is removed from the mounting base.


    Illustration 2g00101318

  8. Apply a thin coat of clean diesel fuel to the sealing surface of the new fuel filter.

  9. Install the new fuel filter by hand. When the seal contacts the filter mounting base, tighten the filter by an additional 3/4 turn.

    The filter has rotation index marks that are spaced by increments of 1/4 turn. Use these rotation index marks as a guide for proper tightening.

  10. Prime the fuel system. See Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Fuel System - Prime" for instructions.

  11. Close the access door on the left side of the machine.

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