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Anyone got a write-up on replacing a fuel filter?

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    Cool Anyone got a write-up on replacing a fuel filter?

    At 110k...it might be time to change the filter.

    It was pretty easy on the 94 mustang gt I had, but what about these? How do you go about it?
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    Yeah its pretty straight forward. Just undo the end with the nut then undo the quick disconect pull it out then put the new one in. Also undo your gas cap before you start to relieve any pressure in the system, you'll still end up with gas on you but it should't be as bad.

    Wow 30-60 min expected time that total bs more like 10-15 min tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post


    Wow 30-60 min expected time that total bs more like 10-15 min tops.
    I think that INCLUDING driving to the store to get the filter... then getting stuck in traffic.. getting home.. losing the filter under the seat somewhere... then finding the jack in the back of the garage under all the old stock car parts...
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    at 110k you are definately due. I replaced mine around 70k and when i did i cut open the old one. The insides looked like complete shit. I wished i had done it sooner.

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    GM recomends replacing them every 30k

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    Well I doubt Id notice a performance increase, but what about mileage?

    And how much does a fuel filter run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    GM recomends replacing them every 30k
    I replaced mine every 10k in both my LS1s

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift_down View Post
    I replaced mine every 10k in both my LS1s
    funny cuz i do the same thing. just for peace of mind.


    also you could see a performance increase if yours it stopped up, maybe not much but something. a tip--after you take it off, blow thru it with your mouth the way the fuel goes thru. you can tell how stopped up it is by comparing it with your new filter.

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    Any particuliar brand I should be shopping for? how much?

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    I just used whatever they had at my local Autozone, think it mught be Fram. Anyhow they shouldnt be more than 10 bucks. And yes, you will feel a difference.

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    glad i seen this thread i need to change mine

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    get a delco

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift_down View Post
    I just used whatever they had at my local Autozone, think it mught be Fram. Anyhow they shouldnt be more than 10 bucks. And yes, you will feel a difference.
    Whhhaaaaaaaget the fuck outta here!

    really?

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    First time replacement...

    Well, I did my filter change yesterday for the first time on this car. Id say it was about as hard as changing oil.

    And yes, it took just under an hour..including driving to the store and back, plus finding the right tools in the garage. Why the fuck must I have all English measurement tools?

    The ONLY bitch was the fuel line. I was surprised it was rubber, in any case, making room for it to com eout of the filter was annoying. I bent the rubber hose. After I reinstalled the new filter, i took a gander at the fuel line to make sure no permanent damage occurred. So far so good. No leaks.

    I blew through both filters and there really wasnt that much of a difference. Well, there was at first.... I blew through it and it was terrible, then dirty gas came out. Then it was almost as free flowing as the new filter.

    No performance increase.

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    got my ac delco filter today at advance $17

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    I too bend the fuel line when changing mine. One tip I read afterwards is to undo the fuel line strap that is located back as bit from te filter which gives more flex to get the line off.

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    ....Get under the car with some wrenches..one end has a nut--the opther end is a small clamp.....and remove it--then replace with new filter..EASY......[it is located under the rear most area of dr. door by frame rail.....[very easy...loossen the gas cap first---DO NOT bother with fuel rail in engine bay as some may suggest...HONESTLY..get a rag and there should only be a bit of gas in the ends of lines and whatever is in the filter...] you will not be afraid ..it is a simple method..good luck...really--no problem at all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKIRA View Post
    Well, I did my filter change yesterday for the first time on this car. Id say it was about as hard as changing oil.

    And yes, it took just under an hour..including driving to the store and back, plus finding the right tools in the garage. Why the fuck must I have all English measurement tools?

    The ONLY bitch was the fuel line. I was surprised it was rubber, in any case, making room for it to com eout of the filter was annoying. I bent the rubber hose. After I reinstalled the new filter, i took a gander at the fuel line to make sure no permanent damage occurred. So far so good. No leaks.

    I blew through both filters and there really wasnt that much of a difference. Well, there was at first.... I blew through it and it was terrible, then dirty gas came out. Then it was almost as free flowing as the new filter.

    No performance increase.
    You guys are blowing a fuel filter The fuel will be filtered by the media inside so air passing thru is not very scientific and I would avoid fuel in mouth contact.

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    I was kinda thinking the same thing.. but

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