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Over 50,000 miles? Change that fuel filter!

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    I changed mine yesterday. Took me around 30 minutes. Took my time. I think my car might be running kinda rich now. Not sure. I got the car dyno-tuned with the clogged filter, not sure if it's going to mess up my fuel/air ratio now that it's flowing better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    by the way. on installuniversity.com they mentioned pullnig the fuel pump fuse. i looked in both fuse boxes, under the hood, and in the door jam, and i couldnt find one. there were two marked injectors, and 1 marked ingintion. did i miss something?
    I pulled the fuel pump relay when I did mine last week @ 63,xxx mi. Got rid of the flat spot at 3K rpm under WOT. runs like a champ now!

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    Im a newb. What brand Fuel Filter is good? Links? And what will i feel different in the car if i change mine? Thanks!

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    thats what im assuming.

    I know its just an extra safety measure, prob not a big deal. But fuel ran out of the line at a pretty steady rate during the whole install. I couldnt hear my pump running, but it wouldnt quit. It took me probably 10 minutes to do the actually swap, and i lost about a half gallon of gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    thats what im assuming.

    I know its just an extra safety measure, prob not a big deal. But fuel ran out of the line at a pretty steady rate during the whole install. I couldnt hear my pump running, but it wouldnt quit. It took me probably 10 minutes to do the actually swap, and i lost about a half gallon of gas.
    did you disconnect the battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    thats what im assuming.

    I know its just an extra safety measure, prob not a big deal. But fuel ran out of the line at a pretty steady rate during the whole install. I couldnt hear my pump running, but it wouldnt quit. It took me probably 10 minutes to do the actually swap, and i lost about a half gallon of gas.
    It's called gravity. The fuel was probably siphoning out of the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigger1166 View Post
    It's called gravity. The fuel was probably siphoning out of the tank.
    +1, I lost a bit of gas myself... gotta b quick!

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    I lost around 1/4 gallon of gas. Not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    did you disconnect the battery?
    no, i always screw something up, last time i disconnected my battery it fried my radar for some reason. and no its not a fuse.

    its also a bitch to reset my stereo.


    btw i used a Fram replacement from wal-mart $11

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    ya, I used a FRAM one too. I had either an AC Delco one or the FRAM to choose from, and the FRAM actually looked like it was way higher quality, so I used it.

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    Don't forget the air filter. It should be replaced every 15K miles, same as the fuel filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KSS1363 View Post
    Don't forget the air filter. It should be replaced every 15K miles, same as the fuel filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KSS1363 View Post
    Don't forget the air filter. It should be replaced every 15K miles, same as the fuel filter.
    does it need to be replaced or just cleaned?

    mine looks aftermarket, the rubber piece is bright orange. but i dont remember seeing any brand markings

    last time i pulled it out, it looked almost brand new, but does it need to be replaced anyway.

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    I have 52000 miles on mine and i just did the fuel filter and oh man what a differance, feels like a new car again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    does it need to be replaced or just cleaned?

    mine looks aftermarket, the rubber piece is bright orange. but i dont remember seeing any brand markings

    last time i pulled it out, it looked almost brand new, but does it need to be replaced anyway.
    Maybe its a fram air hog?

    Orange=Fram

    idk. google it up!

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    Is it really necessary to disconnect the battery and the fuse?

    Couldn't I just jack the car up (off of course), loosn the gas cap, and then unbolt the filter?

    What's the purpose of disconnecting the battery if the fuel pump is off when the car is off?

    I'm doing this in a few hours, so any response is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 SS Vert View Post
    Is it really necessary to disconnect the battery and the fuse?

    Couldn't I just jack the car up (off of course), loosn the gas cap, and then unbolt the filter?

    What's the purpose of disconnecting the battery if the fuel pump is off when the car is off?

    I'm doing this in a few hours, so any response is appreciated.
    Eh, I dont. But it could allow it to relearn the different fuel pressure it will be recieving due to a dirty filter.

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    Mine probally needs one it has 68k and still has the stock fuel filter....may change it this spring.

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    its really not that hard to d/c it and if it's safer, you may as well

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