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Old 12-06-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Fuel Filter

When should I replace my fuel filter?
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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There isn't one to replace...it's integral with the pump mechanism.
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What model year did this happen ? 2006 is located on driver side in the side rail. I replace mine @ 60,000 should have change it sooner after see what come out from the filter side look like muddy water.
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I presume since we're in the 11-14 section, that's what we are talking about.
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:33 AM   #6
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I don't like the lack of a replaceable fuel filter, never have. I recall the first time I ran into this back in '03 when we bought a new Durango. About a year later I went into the store to buy a filter and found out it didn't have one.


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It's not that there is no replaceable fuel filter, but rather it was placed in the fuel pump/fuel sender assembly which is located in the tank. On the 11 to 14 models, the rear seat is removed, allowing access to a cover plate (passenger side I believe) to gain access to the top of the gas tank, and to remove this assembly.
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The reason they don't put these in anymore with a service interval is that gas isn't the crap it used to be, by and large and huge numbers of owners never, ever replaced these filters anyway, making them failure modes in themselves, rather than protection for the fuel system.
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Bull****. My 88 S10 and all 3 of my Jeeps have them, right along with the little filter inside the tank as well. I put the SAME gas in those vehicles as my newer cars. When I change the filters on them, the filter has clearly done it's job. I need to change the filter on my S10 now, I should take some pics to prove you're wrong.

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Just speculating on why you don't see these anymore on more and more modern cars. My 88 LX had one too....and the first one I replaced when I bought the car, at 140 K, was the OEM one.

If you buy branded gas, from a retailer linked with a manufacturer of fuel, you are less likely to have problems. It can still happen, of course.

I am also thinking that possibly the increasing use of direct injection and the required huge fuel volumes and head pressures make for a not particularly good scenario for a can and fittings on the frame rail.
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Just speculating on why you don't see these anymore on more and more modern cars. My 88 LX had one too....and the first one I replaced when I bought the car, at 140 K, was the OEM one.

If you buy branded gas, from a retailer linked with a manufacturer of fuel, you are less likely to have problems. It can still happen, of course.

I am also thinking that possibly the increasing use of direct injection and the required huge fuel volumes and head pressures make for a not particularly good scenario for a can and fittings on the frame rail.
The lines are still low pressure from the pump in the tank, same as PI. The DI only takes over right before the fuel rail, as the High-pressure pump(s) are usually cam driven, and those are all threaded fittings.

My DI Mazdaspeed3 didnt have an in-line filter, it just had the intake sock / filter on the pump assembly. Replaced my in-tank pump at ... mmmm 36k miles and the thing was pretty nasty though. Granted, i had switched to E85 roughly 5-7k miles before that, which was likely scrubbing a lot of gunk out of the tank. We had a lot of people with pump problems switching to E85 after long use of 93 because of the cleaning nature of E85.
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The lines may be low pressure compared to the staggering head pressures after the mechanical pump but are very high volume for DI. You would not want the mechanical pump to cavitate or run short if supply anyhow.
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