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This is a discussion on !!!fuel filter!!! within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Ok..i went to do my regular oil change..I also wanted to change my FUEL FILTER...i went to a local Auto ...

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    !!!fuel filter!!!

    Ok..i went to do my regular oil change..I also wanted to change my FUEL FILTER...i went to a local Auto Zone and they told me that I dont need to change it...they said that it is intact with something else and that it doesnt need to be changed.."NEVER" they said..so ok..i was changing my oil and they said the same thing..Anyone know anything about this..thanks!!

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    it is more or less a "sock in the gas tank" (quote from the famous Sarge)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    it is more or less a "sock in the gas tank" (quote from the famous Sarge)
    So it CAN be changed correct..and is it an easy way to explain so i can get someone to do it??

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    Have a look where the diff axles are it is on the body. Cheers Nav

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmolina0436 View Post
    So it CAN be changed correct..and is it an easy way to explain so i can get someone to do it??
    im pretty sure you have to pull the tank out of the trunk.
    your best bet would be to pm Sarge, he has done ALOT of work on his fuel system

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    Sorry GTO is different to Holden Commorde

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicls1 View Post
    Sorry GTO is different to Holden Commorde
    in the gto/monero, someone got the great idea of putting the gas tank in the trurk right against the back seat.
    the gto and oldsmobile alero are the only austrailian imports I've worked on....what is the Alero called over there anyway (i was told it is a holden also)

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    A lot of manfactures have the sock on the fuel pump pickup tube and then an inline filter also on the frame up the line, but the GTO only has the sock in the gas tank. Don't think it is anything to worry about if you do get a bunch of junk in the tank it will have to come out. Hope this helps, Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Jack View Post
    A lot of manfactures have the sock on the fuel pump pickup tube and then an inline filter also on the frame up the line, but the GTO only has the sock in the gas tank. Don't think it is anything to worry about if you do get a bunch of junk in the tank it will have to come out. Hope this helps, Jack
    Not worried about it but many have said once you change it..they can feel alot of diffrence..i guess the gas flows better or something..yea i need to look more into that...i guess sarge hasnt seen this thread yet ofr some info..

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    You have to get some realy bad fuel to screw it up,my 2004 PU has over 100,000 on it and only changed the secondary filter once. Regards, Jack

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    Also check the fuel pressure at the injector rail, hope this helps.

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    still looking for some info

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmolina0436 View Post
    still looking for some info
    Well the filter is a sock on the end of the fuel pump in your gas tank. I don't know what else anyone can tell you. Your OK...it is not a maintenance item frankly. Sleep well at night knowing the sock has you protected

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Well the filter is a sock on the end of the fuel pump in your gas tank. I don't know what else anyone can tell you. Your OK...it is not a maintenance item frankly. Sleep well at night knowing the sock has you protected
    So i dont have to change it..my car has about 73,000 miles on it? just wondering

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    IMHO, All you can do is hope you don't get some bad fuel. The fuel pump will give out when the sock stops up and starve the pump making it over heat and it will fail--- so the best thing you can do is replace the sock and clean out the fuel tank and go on. At 73,000 miles you might be close or you might not have a problem... it is a gamble, but then what good is the secondary filter?

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