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    I do remember really having to apply upward pressure while attempting to slowly screw the Fleetguard filter on to the base - I feel possibly due to the check valve within the base.

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    The Diesel Fuel Filter Kit with the universal filter head from Western Diesel installed.

    I must say the Western head is much better quality than the Baldwin and fits very nice on the bracket, very impressed.






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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Bob View Post
    The Diesel Fuel Filter Kit with the universal filter head from Western Diesel installed.

    I must say the Western head is much better quality than the Baldwin and fits very nice on the bracket, very impressed.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...f7ba56e971.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...f39cf773a1.jpg


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    That looks really good completely looks factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyN View Post
    I do remember really having to apply upward pressure while attempting to slowly screw the Fleetguard filter on to the base - I feel possibly due to the check valve within the base.<br>
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    Possibly since the different shell sizes - Racor does not produce the Donaldson - like they are said in a few places - to produce the Mopar &amp; Fleetguard &amp; WIX.<br>
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    Jeff your pictures got me thinking.<br>
    Had a coworker give me a WIX water separator due to he traded his 16-6.7L in on a 20 Duramax.<br>
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    I compared it to the KOFIL - here are a few simple pics.<br>
    I know pictures really don’t tell much - but I can tell the KOFIL just feels much heavier or robust than the WIX.<br>
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    The KOFIL &amp; WIX are both 34cm around at the middle part of the shell.
    Nice, the Kofil brand looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Bob View Post
    The Diesel Fuel Filter Kit with the universal filter head from Western Diesel installed.

    I must say the Western head is much better quality than the Baldwin and fits very nice on the bracket, very impressed.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...f7ba56e971.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...f39cf773a1.jpg


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    That looks good Bob!


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    Bob: Could probably fix up 20 of those and sell everyone!
    That's a great idea - now you can run the CAT filters with never a possible galling issue!

    I agree - This is how these kits should have been done from the beginning - but I also understand the Baldwin base was probably used to keep the initial cost of the kit - at a decently low cost. (I'm sure over 100 bases or more were bought at one time for a large discount)

    Either way - I believe either of these kits is a very good addition to the OEM system for the life of the injectors - As long as the proper secondary filters are used.
    I just don't think many diesel owners know how (Dirty & Poor Quality) the ULS diesel is here in the states compared to overseas.
    I'm also not convinced that the (Premium Diesel) that's sold @ some pumps is really any better. (Cenex brand)

    I know now - with the Baldwin (Aluminum Base) - The Donaldson (Blue & White series filters) are my best option - so I will continue to run either the DBF5814 or 17 or if & when Fleetguard gets the kahunas to post their (actual - true) Absolute micron rating @ 99% of their FF5814 & 17.
    If at least a sub 4 micron - It would possibly give me another option (If Available)

    Any of these filters supported by a High Quality Diesel Fuel Additive @ every fill up. (During both Summer & Winter months) - for cleaning & lubricity & Anti-gel.
    I'm confident (with all this done) - I did & am doing the right thing - $$$ Well Spent!

    As of right now my future filter maintenance run times are as follows
    Front Engine filter - Replace every 25K miles (KOFIL) ----> remember the 2 rear filters will be doing 95% of the work.
    Secondary Spin on filter - Replace every 25K miles (Donaldson DBF5814) ----> Or the P553207 w/Water Separator possibly could easily stay in service for 30K miles. (Alot depends on the quality of the diesel purchased)
    Main Fuel filter / water separator - Replace every 15K miles (KOFIL)

    Oil Filter: NO Brainer ---> Donaldson Blue DBL7349

    With all this posted - I still think the most important task I can do for my 6.7L is choosing the right station to fill up with Fresh/Clean High Quality Diesel.
    I feel obligated to explain all my actions with as much detail as possible = Rambling!

    Again - Awsome Job Bob!
    Always thinking outside that box! God Bless

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    Oil: -TRIAX- Supreme ESP 15W-40 w/DBL7349
    68RFE Transmission: Mopar ATF+4 ATF
    BW44-46 & P-Steering: -TRIAX- Global ATF
    Frontend
    & Rearend: -TRIAX- 75W-90/140
    Fuel Additive: Aliant Power & HSS

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