4-25. SPIDER PLATE AND FILTER ELEMENTS REPLACEMENT.
This task consists of:
General Mechanics Tool Kit (Appendix B. Section
Filter-separator removed from system, tank drained and
III, Item 1)
water drain valve open. Refer to para 6.
Air vent valve open. refer to para 2-6.
Wiping Rags (Appendix F, Item 3)
Filter Element, First Stage (Appendix C)
General Safety Instructions
Filter Element, Fluid (Appendix C)
lock washer (Appendix C)
·Do not smoke within 100 feet of filter-separator.
·Fuel is toxic to skin, eyes, and respiratory tract
Refer to figure 4-15.
· Only loosen the top two bolts to avoid injury. These bolts will support access cover until all other
hardware is removed.
· Fuel is toxic to skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Wear skin and eye protection when handling
Remove twelve nuts (1), twelve lock washers (2), twenty-four flat washers (3), and twelve screws (4)
holding access cover (5) to tank flange (6).
Remove cover (5) and gasket (7). Discard gasket.
Remove seven nuts (8), lock washers (9) and flat washers (10) holding spider plate (11).
Remove nuts (12), flat washers (13) and spider plate (11).
Remove screw (14). flat washer (15), and guide rod (16).
Start with the lower element nearest the filter access port.
Remove wire support (17) from under element (18).
Pull element (18) until it drops down and remove element (18) and gasket (19). Discard element.
Repeat preceding steps (4 and 5) to remove remaining four elements(18) and gaskets (19).