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389 Pete Fitzgerald Glider with series 60 Detroit

Hello all I recently received my new Fleet Air filters for my 389 Pete with a Series 6o Detroit. I ordered the 2312 which was recommended and was planning to install them today. When placed end to end with the stock Paccar filters the fleet is approximately 2 inches less in diameter. It seems that this will not be secure when installed. Is this the correct size or should it fit snug in the vortox can like the stock filters do? Thanks

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Thanks for the reply. That's exactly what Fleet Air Filters told me today. I wasn't positive so I thought I would wait to install until I checked it out.

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If Petes are like Volvo, the diameter is not what holds to filter in place. It is pinched in by top and bottom.

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I got the FAF when I got my glider. I since went back to stock and notice no change in anything whatsoever as far as performance or fuel economy. For me, the FAF was a waste of money. Actually, using it, I tended to get some fuel dilution in the oil samples. When I changed back to stock, that went away. Had me worried for a while thinking that I had a bad injector or something going on. Cannot explain why the FAF might have been the culprit. Use one of them if you like, just keep track of things like doing regular oil samples, which you should be doing anyway.

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Thanks for your input and I am a believer that results can and will vary with different applications. Since I have them I plan to use them and continue to track every tank for mpg and sample oil on schedule. In my opinion even if I don't gain fuel mileage I still could come out ahead by not having to buy paper filters over the life of my rig. I will keep an eye open for the fuel dilution that you experienced. Thanks for the reply.

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I suppose on cost. But I get Donaldson stock air filters for about $40 and replace at around 80K miles. Not a real bad deal over the life of the truck. Not like I have to take out a loan to cover the expense.

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If I were to find a reason not to use them then I would switch back to the paper filters. I already bought them and several people whom I also value their opinions have had positive experiences with them. Therefore I plan to use them to discover for myself how they perform in my operation. The cost was not the reason I bought them. It is that I am willing to try different things that others have had good experiences with and I wish to see how my rig does with them. You never know until you try something to see what may or may not work.

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