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When you change the filter it is best to drain the fuel into a container under the truck. If you look up on the front passenger side of the engine you will see a tube ending above the front end. Place a piece of 3/8" hose on this tube and drain the fuel into a container. The valve to do this is located on the filter housing with a yellow tab on it. Just move it 90 degrees and loosen the cap and it should drain. This is also the way that you get the water out of the housing where it has been separated out from the fuel.
There are also two types of filters that you can buy. One has a lid attached to the filter already and the other uses the stock lid. If you get the one with the lid already attached and the one on your truck has one that separates keep the old one just in case you need it later.
As far as mileage it depends on how clean the fuel you are buying is. I change mine once a year but I think that 15,000 is the factory recommendations and the system is self priming in that all you need to do is crank the engine over until it fills the housing and the truck starts.
Another thing that you should check when you have the filter out is the fuel heater element at the bottom of the bowl. It has a habit of coming loose from its mounts and shorting out, so if it looks like it is loose you may have to deal with it since when it shorts out it will blow a fuse and the truck doesn't run until it is disabled or repaired.
96 F250 PS XLT 4X4 long box, 5sp,4.10, manual hubs,pyro+boost guages, Dark Toumaline, add a leaf, Dale's TYMAR, and HX hose, downpipe, coolant filter, Luk clutch