SPE Motorsport 2017+ 6.7L Powerstroke Fuel Filter System
2017+ 6.7L Powerstroke Fuel Filter System
Yes, this is a completely new fuel filtration system for your truck. It replaces both factory fuel filters. The system relocates both filters under the truck directly next to each other where they belong. No more fuel mess on top of the engine when changing the top filter. Now, it's underneath.
The SPE team designed the setup around some of the best filters on the market all while keeping them in the location of the factory lower fuel filter (DFCM). SPE utilizes CAT 256-8753 for the water and fuel separator filter. This filter has the same 10-micron rating as the factory filter but out-flows the factory unit by over 150 gallons per hour while still being efficient.
When your factory filtration system trips the water and fuel sensor light on the dash it's usually too late because it has already made its way into the water separator and possibly further. SPE has tried to remedy this by developing a pre-chamber that the factory sensor goes in prior to the water and fuel separator filter. This pre-chamber gives the system a better chance of tripping the "water in fuel" light before it even hits the main water separator filter. There's an additional drain valve on the pre-chamber, as well, for service.
For the main filter side, SPE uses the CAT 1R0749 as the fuel filter which is 2 microns as opposed to the 4-micron factory filter, adding 3 times more filter area/volume and flow. The filter sizing and type were determined not only by filtration but also efficiency at high volumes of fuel flow for performance applications. This is something that should not be overlooked when your truck is making extra power. Now that the top filter is under the truck SPE provides a Fuel manifold to go in place of the stock filter. Utilizes all the factory lines and connections. Zero cutting or modifying. The manifold also adds auxiliary fuel ports. Not to mention it cleans up the top of the engine and makes it look and function better.
Finally, there is no need to change your top filter to one for a 3-cylinder diesel garden tractor like some of the other aftermarket kits utilize. There's also no need to bother with junky adapters or mounting brackets for universal filter heads. Why go through all that for a less-than-comparable factory filter in size, filtration, and flow? The SPE 17+ 6.7 Powerstroke Fuel Filter Systembolts in the factory location while providing double the efficiency and performance, all while requiring zero cutting to install. This system can be installed without dropping the tank. Give your truck the best filtration on the market!
The 1R0749 filters are 98% efficient at 2 microns. Giving it a 2-micron absolute rating, the Ford top filter is rated 4 microns and only 5 microns absolute.
Features and Benefits:
Billet aluminum black anodized
Water separator pre-chamber
Uses factory water-in-fuel (WIF) sensor
Utilizes all factory connections
Utilizes factory lower filter mount
Moves both fuel filters under the truck
The upper fuel filter is replaced with a manifold
Extends service intervals
Designed to mount in the same location as the factory water separator box
Depending on vehicle you may have to lower the fuel tank to access line fittings. I have a larger tank and could not remove lines. The unit seems well made and the filters are great
Just finished install this morning. Start to finish was about an hour. Looks so much better and having all the filters in one place is an added perk. Great quality by SPE again!
Absolutely a great product, love the clean look and the piece of mind not having the fire hazard filter under the hood. Have multiple SPE products on my truck and haven’t been disappointed yet. Would definitely like to advise anyone to go ahead and order the fuel injector return line repair kit, I wish I would have order with the kit or they would have an option to add it. Had to order it after the install but came in super fast and so very pleased with everything I have ordered. Don’t think about buying it, just do it!
I installed this kit on a 2017 short bed F250. I purchased this truck new and plan on keeping it for decades. Therefore, I've installed nearly every part SPE makes for this truck as well as a bunch of other stuff. I had already installed the S&B 60 gallon fuel tank. If you are considering this filter setup and the S&B tank, do yourself a favor and install both at the same time. I finally managed to install the filter housing and all the connections, but it literally took hours because the space is so tight. This will really test your patience if you already have the S&B tank installed. If I had to do it again, I'd probably just drop the tank. You will want the long box version but you need to install the return line fitting in the short box location on the housing.
This is not mentioned in the instructions. Another reviewer mentioned needing a half inch shim and longer bolt but this is unnecessary if you just get the long box version. The product itself is what I have come to expect from SPE, which is to say top notch. I'd also like to mention that their customer service has improved considerably versus a couple of years ago.
Wing nut for water drain is missing unit fitment is pore dose not sit in good the fuel filter bottom hits the fuel tank and is super hard to install as a result at first looks like a awesome unit and it may be it you have the oem tank but not if your running a s&b 60 gallon tank. Also the instructions could have been a bit better
I think it's a nice dress up kit
And it gets annoying filter off the engine
Once again great products, easy install and great protection.
fits my 2023 f 250 long base all you need is xtra Fuel Hose
Excellent quality parts. Great installation instructions. Fast shipping.
Very impressed with how well built this is. Even with the long bed tank it was not that hard to install. Extremely happy with how little it hangs below the frame. That was my biggest concern but it’s. It much at all and barley noticeable.
Very nice system. The machining is high quality and it is really nice to no longer have a fuel filter in the engine bay. Assembly takes a while but it is all very doable. I have already recommended this kit to others.
Okay my 2019 with 280,000 miles is well broken in. I just installed the fuel filter kit about a week ago. Wow, wish I did this sooner. I was consistently getting dash warning low rail fuel pressure. I’ve not seen that anymore. Also my truck seemed to be starving for fuel shortly after a filter change. No more! I highly recommend this upgrade if you’re even thinking about it. I’m no mechanic but this is a 3 hour job for someone like me. A mechanic probably 2.
Perfect fit and it is performing great
Ordering off the web site was easy. Customer service is good to work with also . Product arrived and it
Is in great condition
super easy and super clean install definitely go to buy another kit for my other truck
This is the best things for the powerstroke...I know it...what a pain in the arse getting the filter housing in the engine bay out. Good instructions. Good fit. Excellent filtration for the engine. I really appreciate the youtube video on the installation by Powerstroke Rick...that was extremely helpful. Total time was about 4 hours....3 of which were spent under the hood saying a few wonderful terms as I finally removed all of the 4 bolts...the one under the line was a pain and had to pull back pretty hard on the aluminum line to get the bolt out but we finally did. The concept is straight forward great. The only comment I would make is the manifold heats up pretty good and you may need to think of some sort of shield???...but what do I know as I am not a diesel mechanic. I am very glad I did this.
Love the setup! Everything went together flawlessly and as always SPE quality is top notch!
SPE always has the best products and fast shipping with great customer service and support!!
The factory fuel lines were a little tuff to get off. Spe fit perfect
Another great product
Very well built. specs and quality are top notch. They weren’t lying when they said fuel hose and fittings will be tight.
I appreciate their pursuit in taking OEM specs to the next level.
Kit went on quick. 45 minutes and done. Lined up perfectly.
Straight forward installation. Cleaned up the engine bay a bit and of course it mated perfectly with the SPE disaster prevention kit.
Fit great and it is performing great
Four door long bed are a pain to hook up. Don't unhook your top filter under the hood just yet. Cuz i know i got cude in the line wile fighting it. Over all it did show improvement in towing. Long term yet to see. But happy with the cat filter and how there set so high, as you can see
Definitely worth the money
I will only use spe. They stand behind their products. Have great tech service. Have nothing but spe on my ps. Won't use anything else! So glad I got rid of the factory filters!
Service and parts were excellent
I think the hardest part was undoing the factory clips on the fuel lines, after installed, primed the system and instantly fired right up, took her for a drive with ZERO issues! Love the thought having a solid filtration system.
Certainly a nice addition to the disaster kit. Installation on a short bed is doable. Long bed probably need lift or ramps or similar as there is v little room. Quite an endeavor on the long bed.
SPE killed it with this product! I had another manufacturers top side fuel filter and although it was made better than OEM, it provided the same filtration and the same mess when changing. Pass! Insert the SPE fuel filter system. Installation was straight forward after watching powerstroke Rick's video (highly recommend) and reading the detailed instructions from SPE. Very pleased with this product and now fuel filter changes are a snap!
I love this product!!!
It’s well made and works great.
No more mess under the hood and not having to unhook the lines that are made of plastic and potentially breaking. I would highly recommend this product!!
Already planning my next upgrade.
Thank you for the time and effort you put into all of the products!!!
This is a easy kit to install. Thank you SPE
Super straightforward install; the 3 lines on the back of the filter assembly are a bit tricky. Took 4 key cycles to prime before starting and fired right up. Very glad that fuel filter changes are easier than changing my oil now!
Nice to have both filters under the truck. Very clean look after install. Install was fairly easy with good directions, factory quick connect fittings were the only problem.
This review is for those who are wondering if this will fit with a S&B 60gal tank. Short answer is yes it does. That said be advised you will need a 1/2” long spacer and a 1/2” longer bolt for it to mount on the fuel tank. The problem I came across is the 3 lines that come from the tank into the top of the filter housing will not allow the mount to fully seat into place. And yes I did make sure there was nothing blocking the fuel lines from getting any lower. Also it’s worth noting access to the filters is tight but doable. All in all I like the setup, biggest advantage besides better filtration is eliminating the cheap plastic filter on the top of the engine. That alone was worth it for me.
Easy installation, better filtration than the OEM. Highly recommend!
Another great product by the SPE team! Fits great, looks great, and the truck is running great. Keep producing great products Dan and team. - Mike
Well , I have not installed yet but, everything looks so sharp and well designed can wait to install it,
Alway makes great parts that fit exceptionally well!
Best alternative to OEM fuel filters, others exist but not as comprehensive, especially putting both filters where they should be
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