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This is a discussion on Fuel Filter within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I am thinking about changing the fuel on my 01 T/A but i have'nt even looked at it yet. Does ...

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    I am thinking about changing the fuel on my 01 T/A but i have'nt even looked at it yet. Does it take a special tool to get it off? and how much does one cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ls1ws6 View Post
    I am thinking about changing the fuel on my 01 T/A but i have'nt even looked at it yet. Does it take a special tool to get it off? and how much does one cost?
    No special tool, just a couple of wrenches and they run from $10-15 usually.
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    My Formula has 83,XXX miles on it. Is it worth changin the fuel filter? What are the benefits?
    Also, is replacing the fuel pump with an aftermarket one a good idea, or do you only do this when you have done a ton of mods already?

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    One end has a nut on it so on that end you will only need a wrench. The other end needs a fuel line quick connector tool. You could probably get one from Schucks, Cregan, Krager, or Napa store probably around 20.00 or less. But always remember that when you remove it I always start at the nut end because you will beable to relieve the fuel pressure and fuel spray in a controlled way. These facts are from my 2001 GM service manual. Also I had to use the fuel connector tool when I changed my filter last year with 63,000 miles.

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    I change my fuel filter every 10,000-15,000 miles. If you get a clogged filter it could fry your fuel pump. Its just cheap insurance in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I change my fuel filter every 10,000-15,000 miles. If you get a clogged filter it could fry your fuel pump. Its just cheap insurance in my mind.
    Cool, I might look into that. I'm guessing replacing the pump is an entirely different situation, like when you do the whole head-cam shizzle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Formula View Post
    Cool, I might look into that. I'm guessing replacing the pump is an entirely different situation, like when you do the whole head-cam shizzle.
    There is a short cut for it, but most people drop the entire gas tank to swap it. Its not a fun ordeal to change a bad fuel pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    There is a short cut for it, but most people drop the entire gas tank to swap it. Its not a fun ordeal to change a bad fuel pump.
    True, mine hasen't gone bad as far as I know, so I guess I wont touch it. "If it ain't broke..." But I think I will change my filter, for peace of mind.

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    definately worth doing. When i changed mine i cut open the old one and it looked like shit inside. So i felt like i shouldve done it sooner.

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    ya when u take it off and turn it it vertical, fuel should just come rushing out when you let your finger off the end. if it kinda dribbles...just imagine how much harder it was for the pump to dribble fuel through it when you decided to take on a stang...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ls1ws6 View Post
    I am thinking about changing the fuel on my 01 T/A but i have'nt even looked at it yet. Does it take a special tool to get it off? and how much does one cost?
    No special tools, just a couple of wrenches ( I just use adjustables), a bucket to catch the gas, and a pair of fingers to pinch the other end of the filter to squeeze it off. Find Schrader valve at fuel rail under hood to relieve some fuel pressure.
    I change mine every 10 or so k miles. It was running like crap one day and a mechanic friend recommended I try the filter. What a difference and I do it more often now.

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