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I am coming up around 10K miles and I wanted to change my fuel filter. I am wondering where it is located, inline or in the tank? Just staying on top of the preventative maintanence.
1. No you don't have to change them every 10K, but I was just trying to stay on top of maintanance and didn't want to sacrifice performance because of a lack of fuel getting to the car. Also not trying to make the pump work overtime.FLORIT said:
- Should we really change this fuel filter every 10K miles or so? It looks like a "lifetime" filter to me.
- How would you "de-pressurize" the fuel system?
- Is this a job for a "shade tree mechanic", or should I take this part to the dealer and let THEM do it?
- Where, exactly, is the fuel filter? Inside the tank, or out? I haven't found it yet.
04purpleGTO said:Hey there, 1st reply. Lurking for a few months now.I was just looking at all the general maintenance stuff in the Helms books for the GTO and was upset to find out that the fuel filter is inside the tank and part of the pump assembly. They couldn't make it inline with the fuel lines :banghead:
Tank removal looks straightfoward, drain it, couple bolts under the car, 3 bolts at the fuel neck, tank strap bolts, wire harness and it should slide out.
Tricky part looks like removal of the pump assembly to access the filter. Theres a special wrench needed to unscrew the pump from the tank. Kind of looks like a wrench needed to remove/tighten a home water filter
Yes, we know. And you didn't have to bump a thread started 3 years ago and last posted in 2 years ago, just to tell us. :stickpokeNO NEED TO CHANGE YOUR FUEL FILTER unless, of course, you have the symptoms of a dirty filter (car bogs while trying to accelerate). Just use good fuel.......not discount fuel. And periodically use a fuel system cleaner (add to near empty tank BEFORE filling tank)