7B0359 RING A. Caterpillar parts RING
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Personal injury or death can result if spilled fuel ignites. Fuel leaked or spilled onto hot surfaces or electrical components can cause a fire.To help prevent possible injury, turn the battery disconnect switch to the OFF position when changing fuel filters or water separator elements. Clean up fuel spills immediately.
Care must be taken to ensure that fluids are contained during performance of inspection, maintenance, testing, adjusting, and repair of the product. Be prepared to collect the fluid with suitable containers before opening any compartment or disassembling any component containing fluids.Refer to Special Publication, NENG2500, "Dealer Service Tool Catalog" for tools and supplies suitable to collect and contain fluids on Cat® products.Dispose of all fluids according to local regulations and mandates.
Do not fill fuel filters with fuel before installing them. The fuel will not be filtered and could be contaminated. Contaminated fuel will cause accelerated wear to fuel system parts. The fuel system should be primed prior to starting the engine.
Park the machine on a level surface and stop the engine. Make sure that the transmission control is in the PARK position.
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View of the back side of the fuel tank
Close fuel shutoff valve (1).
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Secondary fuel filter (2) is located on the right side of the engine. Remove the filter element from the base. Discard the used element.
Clean the filter mounting base. Make sure that all of the former seal is removed.
Lubricate the sealing surface of the new filter element with clean diesel fuel.
Install the filter by hand. Tighten the filter element until the sealing surface contacts the base. Tighten the filter element for an additional 3/4 of a turn. There are rotation index marks on the filter element. These marks are spaced 90° or 1/4 turn from each other. Use the marks as a guide when you tighten the filter element.
Open the fuel shutoff valve.
Prime the fuel system. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Fuel System - Prime".
Start the engine and inspect the filter for leaks. Make any necessary repairs.