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Over 50,000 miles? Change that fuel filter!

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    Over 50,000 miles? Change that fuel filter!

    I'm probably going to sound like a sales schmuck for fuel filters, but I changed mine today on my SS, and holy crap what a difference in performance! It feels like I gained about 50 hp (not to mention it should help my fuel economy with gold...I mean gas pushing over $4.00). I really reccomend it for anyone out there that has a higher mileage car and wants to gain some cheap horsepower gain.

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    You should change your fuel filter every 10k-15k miles.
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    no shit huh? guess I'll be knocking that shit down this weekend!!

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    Change it every spring. It's cheap and easy to do.

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    My Z was hesitating between 2200 and 2600 rpms and after reading some other fuel filter threads here, I changed it and now...no more hesitation. If you don't know when the last time your fuel filter was changed...change it.

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    how much is a fuel filter? ''me retarted''

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    is the fuel filter in tank on these cars or is it an inline filter system?

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    Its in line, about under the drivers seat.
    I change mine when I have my transmission fluid and filter done (by my dealer).
    I have known some of the guys in the service dept. @ my dealer for twenty years
    and they say just what Y2kPewterSS says.
    It is often overlooked .

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    I am a service writer at a dealership, and we recommend a fuel filter change every 30k. But that is about the max you can go IMO. I'm with Preston on this... 10 -15K. It's just cheap insurance for your fuel pump....which is pretty damn expensive to replace.

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    Is the fuel filter just something I can jack up the car, get underneath it, and see? How do I change it out. I know my monte has an inline and all I have to do is pop the tubes off from each side...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jess View Post
    Its in line, about under the drivers seat.
    I change mine when I have my transmission fluid and filter done (by my dealer).
    I have known some of the guys in the service dept. @ my dealer for twenty years
    and they say just what Y2kPewterSS says.
    It is often overlooked .

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    I thought I had seen the filter at the back of the car right by the fuel tank. Is it possible that I would have 2 filters??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    how much is a fuel filter? ''me retarted''
    $10-20 range

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    Quote Originally Posted by count of monte carlo View Post
    Is the fuel filter just something I can jack up the car, get underneath it, and see? How do I change it out. I know my monte has an inline and all I have to do is pop the tubes off from each side...

    Pretty much the same thing for the fbodies. I barely even have to jack mine up to get to it. Its on the driver side just about even with the back of the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    Change it every spring. It's cheap and easy to do.
    Every spring for me would be 35-40k miles..... so like once every other other oil change pretty much for me. I can get a fuel filter for $7.00

    I'm doing mine this weekend in fact.

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    Can you just use wrenches to replace the filter, or does it have a locking clip like some newer cars? Also is there a recommended filter? AC Delco, Bosh, whatever brands of filters there are (havn't looked)

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoll5150 View Post
    I'm probably going to sound like a sales schmuck for fuel filters, but I changed mine today on my SS, and holy crap what a difference in performance! It feels like I gained about 50 hp (not to mention it should help my fuel economy with gold...I mean gas pushing over $4.00). I really reccomend it for anyone out there that has a higher mileage car and wants to gain some cheap horsepower gain.
    did u really feel like u got hp out of it???....i bought my t/a 5 months ago an i ont think its ever been changed and it has 90 thou miles on it already...think id feel the same thing if i change it??...well hp gain or not am gon go buy it now, thanks fo the reminder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterEvilAce View Post
    Can you just use wrenches to replace the filter, or does it have a locking clip like some newer cars? Also is there a recommended filter? AC Delco, Bosh, whatever brands of filters there are (havn't looked)
    I prefer Delco. Use 2 wrenches. Its about a 5-10 minute job. Be sure to open your gas cap before removing the old filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98ta_ra View Post
    did u really feel like u got hp out of it???....i bought my t/a 5 months ago an i ont think its ever been changed and it has 90 thou miles on it already...think id feel the same thing if i change it??...well hp gain or not am gon go buy it now, thanks fo the reminder.
    It's not a horsepower adder.... It's a fuel pump saver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by count of monte carlo View Post
    Is the fuel filter just something I can jack up the car, get underneath it, and see? How do I change it out. I know my monte has an inline and all I have to do is pop the tubes off from each side...
    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...lacement_1.htm

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    crap, I was all ready to change mine a while ago and then I totally forgot. Now that it's summer I'll do it.

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