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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. this is a cartridge filter that installs into the housing from the top of the engine correct?
ok, please standby
does that help you?
many of them, so please, i have no idea why you are having difficulties. its an easy job.
you just work it around til it slips in. Theres no trick. I will open this up to see if anyone would like to help you.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** thank you for using just answer. I'm sorry your having difficulty with the filter. I despise that design. You would think that they wouldn't bury something that gets changed so frequently. Did you replace the small and large o-ring? Check to see that the upper o-ring Is seated proper in the groove and is not damaged.. I have also had these damage the new o-ring and cause a leak even when they would fully seat. I've noticed then when you first get it past the egr pipe and harness, you wiggle it around until it drops in effortlessly, this is the stem finding the hole. I then rotate it backward slowly while applying slight pressure, until i feel the end of the threads from the plastic housing drop down a little, then i start tightening up. There should be very little resistance until you hit the o-ring. I watch the o-ring as i turn it down, to make sure it isnt damaged and stays seated, hope this helps, thanks.
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