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has anyone fitted a Diesel filter before the factory filter? im looking at getting one and just wanted to see how any of you guys installed it , theres not really any flat area under the bonnet around the abs module to install it.

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This one's on my to do list as well
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I installed a Racor filter, with water alarm, on the Commander.
I mounted it to the strut cross brace, it has been on there for about 7 years, so no problems.

It was similar model to this:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Racor-Di...kAAOSwJ4hY9-Qf

I installed a 30micron spin on and carried a 2micron spare, figured if the alarm went off, spin on the 2micron and drain more often on the way home. lol

Ah, just remembered how I did it.
I used a piece of half round that fit snug over the cross brace.
I then fabricated a bracket from angle, to fit the half round and drilled it to fit the filter mounting holes, so the filter could be removed from the bracket if required.
Then I welded the angle to the half round, so that the filter sat in the right place.
When I then attached the bracket to the cross brace, I used the existing threaded hole, but instead of drilling another hole, I decided to use a hose clamp at the top.
Then if I wanted to take it off and put it back to standard, it was as built, no extra holes.

Sounds a bit convoluted, but pretty easy job, I can get some pics if anyone is interested.
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I installed a Racor filter, with water alarm, on the Commander.
I mounted it to the strut cross brace, it has been on there for about 7 years, so no problems.

It was similar model to this:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Racor-Di...kAAOSwJ4hY9-Qf

I installed a 30micron spin on and carried a 2micron spare, figured if the alarm went off, spin on the 2micron and drain more often on the way home. lol

Ah, just remembered how I did it.
I used a piece of half round that fit snug over the cross brace.
I then fabricated a bracket from angle, to fit the half round and drilled it to fit the filter mounting holes, so the filter could be removed from the bracket if required.
Then I welded the angle to the half round, so that the filter sat in the right place.
When I then attached the bracket to the cross brace, I used the existing threaded hole, but instead of drilling another hole, I decided to use a hose clamp at the top.
Then if I wanted to take it off and put it back to standard, it was as built, no extra holes.

Sounds a bit convoluted, but pretty easy job, I can get some pics if anyone is interested.
Cheers 08 CRD a few pics would be awesome mate if its not to much trouble, it will be much appreciated.
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I'm off up bush tomorrow, to see the the grandkids, so I'll take some pics.

The Son has the Commander, so it will give me an excuse to disappear, when I need a break.
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I'm off up bush tomorrow, to see the the grandkids, so I'll take some pics.

The Son has the Commander, so it will give me an excuse to disappear, when I need a break.
HAHA Cheers Mate no hurry
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Just arrived home, here's some pics, hope they help.









The bottom picture is the audible beeper and light in the console.
I put a heat sheild of woven fiberglass behind the filter to block any direct heat for engine/turbo.
But like I said, it has been on for about six years, without any issues.

By the way, as the pics show, I didn't use angle to mount the filter I used flat bar, my apologies it is an age related memory issue.lol

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Just arrived home, here's some pics, hope they help.









The bottom picture is the audible beeper and light in the console.
I put a heat sheild of woven fiberglass behind the filter to block any direct heat for engine/turbo.
But like I said, it has been on for about six years, without any issues.

By the way, as the pics show, I didn't use angle to mount the filter I used flat bar, my apologies it is an age related memory issue.lol
Much appreciated cheers mate
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