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Old 06-14-2019, 02:06 PM
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Have always run the ACDelco TP3018 filter every oil change. Ordered online this time and instead received an ACDelco TP3012F

There was a note in the box from the company that TP3018 is the retail number, and TP3012F is the fleet number. So are these the exact same filters with different part numbers?
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:38 PM
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The 3018 is discontinued n replaced with the 3012 I believe. But to answer your question yes there the same.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by GTRW3T View Post
The 3018 is discontinued n replaced with the 3012 I believe. But to answer your question yes there the same.
Perfect, all i needed. Thanks!
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:56 AM
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when buying filters for things such as diesel trucks. 99.9% of the time, the dumb shit behind the counter has no clue what he is doing. i only go to the parts store and only deal with the person that i know, knows his stuff! parts are way to expensive to rely on some dumb shit to pull the correct part.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:13 AM
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You change fuel filters every oil change?
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
when buying filters for things such as diesel trucks. 99.9% of the time, the dumb shit behind the counter has no clue what he is doing. i only go to the parts store and only deal with the person that i know, knows his stuff! parts are way to expensive to rely on some dumb shit to pull the correct part.
Got it off eBay from Fire5Auto out of Flint, Michigan. They get 5 stars, but I paid for a 3018, not a 3012f with a note
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You change fuel filters every oil change?
Yes sir, with trans spin on. Sounds overkill, but I've always done it.
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Yes sir, with trans spin on. Sounds overkill, but I've always done it.
shit! i change oil once a year and fuel filter about every 6 to 8 months.
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question, just bought a new cummins, has 2 fuel filters. one rear near the tank and one on the engine.
I presume the rear one does the bulk of the duty, so maybe change the rear filter every 6 months and front filter once a year.

good\bad\in-different?
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question, just bought a new cummins, has 2 fuel filters. one rear near the tank and one on the engine.
I presume the rear one does the bulk of the duty, so maybe change the rear filter every 6 months and front filter once a year.

good\bad\in-different?
1) we dont discuss ram here! this is duramax!

2) refer to your owners manual. not familiar with ram/cummins
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
shit! i change oil once a year and fuel filter about every 6 to 8 months.
I put a lot of miles on my truck. Ive had it a little over a year now and have clocked 44,000 miles on it. I'm religious on maintenance on anything.. on my truck, oil change every 6k with Delvac 1300/Delco filter, along with fuel filter and Allison trans spin on filter. I'll change the trans fluid at about 45-50k, so about another 10,000 miles
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Wanna give an update on the original post..

I compared the two filters, and the one i received is different internally. So i called the company (Fire5Auto) ready to raise hell and get a refund, but without me even saying anything he immediately offered to send me the exact TP3018 filter on next day air free of charge. All i did was explain that I wanted to continue to use the 3018, he said he completely understands and will have a 3018 on my doorstep tomorrow morning.

Will be purchasing from these guys again, EXCELLENT customer service
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
1) we dont discuss ram here! this is duramax!

2) refer to your owners manual. not familiar with ram/cummins
sorry, many apologies! my dad has a duramax, I hope this allows me 1 demerit.
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Originally Posted by 25WildBlue View Post
sorry, many apologies! my dad has a duramax, I hope this allows me 1 demerit.
Lol nah you're fine, I think ole Roland is just pulling your leg. He seems to be a good dude.

I don't know anything about Cummins.. all I know is that the ones I've seen, the fuel filter is a cartridge filter located on the passenger side toward the firewall. Not aware of the one you are talking about by the tank
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I am overdue......need a filter change.
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Originally Posted by 25WildBlue View Post
sorry, many apologies! my dad has a duramax, I hope this allows me 1 demerit.
only if you write 'im sorry" on the chalk board 100 times!
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Generally speaking (very generally......not set in stone at all) the difference between a "fleet" filter and retail filter is just the packaging. Most fleet offerings are just a filter, wrapped in heat shrink plastic, with no box. Typically ordered in multiples, and come in packed in bulk boxes. For instance this is a Napa multi pack (Napa branded Wix filters).


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I like simple. I change oil and fuel filters every 5000 miles. Easy to look at the odometer and figure it out. I had a fleet of trucks. KISS.
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Does any one run the fass system along with there stock fuel filter or done the cat filter conversion?
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Originally Posted by GTRW3T View Post
Does any one run the fass system along with there stock fuel filter or done the cat filter conversion?
wouldn't the fass system eliminate the stock filter? a member here name back in black runs a filter conversion i believe!
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