Fuel Filter change interval

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by KirkM, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. KirkM

    KirkM Guest

    Does anyone know what the change interval should be for fuel filters?

    The owner's manual does not specify, and I could not find anything on
    Allpar.com. Our state used to require oxygenated gasoline during
    winter, but no longer does. I understand the oxygenated fuel shortens
    filter life.

    On all but one of my vehicles, the tank has to be dropped in order to
    change it, so it's not an easy task.

    -KM
     
    KirkM, Nov 6, 2009
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    rob Guest

    what model?
     
    rob, Nov 6, 2009
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  3. KirkM

    Bill Putney Guest

    You don't say what vehicle, but I know on the LH cars, which - yes - the
    tank needs to be dropped to replace the fuel filter - the filter lasts
    longer than the car by design unless some horrifically bad fuel is put in.

    IOW - at least for those cars and I'm sure others, there is no change
    interval.
     
    Bill Putney, Nov 6, 2009
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  4. KirkM

    rob Guest

    the tank didnt need to be dropped on my Concord or my LHS, but both are/were
    1st gen. the filter was on the frame on the right side over near the wheel,
    in that general area. but again it depends on his vehicle too, and we need
    to know what he has.........


    alldata has this on my LHS:

    NOTE: The fuel filter mounts to the frame rail in front of the fuel tank.
    The inlet and outlet ends of the filter are marked for correct installation.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2495/4080417626_de2bd4b7d7_o.jpg


    WARNING: Release fuel system pressure before disconnecting quick- connect
    fittings at fuel filter. Refer to the fuel pressure release procedure .

    REMOVAL


    1.. Release fuel system pressure.
    2.. Disconnect quick-connect fittings from fuel filter.
    3.. Remove fuel filter mounting bracket.
    a.. Remove filter.
    INSTALLATION


    1.. The inlet and outlet sides of the filter are marked. Install the
    filter with the inlet side to the fuel tank.
    2.. Place fuel filter into bracket. Place bracket against frame rail.
    a.. Tighten mounting screw to 12 Nm (110 in lb) torque.
    3.. Apply a light coating of clean 30 weight engine oil to the fuel filter
    nipples.
    a.. Install fuel tubes.
     
    rob, Nov 6, 2009
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  5. KirkM

    Bill Putney Guest

    I should have said 2nd gen. LH on my comments.
    Yep.
     
    Bill Putney, Nov 6, 2009
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  6. KirkM

    KirkM Guest

    This is a first gen "Cloud Car." The tank strap has to be loosened,
    and the left front corner of the tank has to come down a few inches.

    The last time I had it done, the shop charged $100 just for labor. I
    would just do it myself, but it's not very easy without it being on a
    hoist.

    KM
     
    KirkM, Nov 6, 2009
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