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Old 03-17-2005, 00:01   #1 (permalink)
Scott Van Nest
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Re: Fuel Filter confusion

On my 200 Exp Sport, I needed the tool. should be cheaper than the filter.
I bought one of the $2 variety and made it work fine. Don't yank. Use the
tool and do it slowly. I didn't release any fuel pressure but it still came
out with minimal mess. Thanks for reminding me, now at 75k miles I think I
will do mine again.

I have already done two tranny fluid changes also. I think I will start
doing these at the same time. If I have it another 30k miles. but I doubt
it.

Scott
"tfandango" <tfandango@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1109863276.224440.161400@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi-
>
> I went to O'Reilly last night and bought a fuel filter for my 2000
> Explorer (SOHC Engine VIN E). It cost all of 6 bucks. I've got some
> conflicting info though and I want to sort that out before
> proceeding...
>
> 1) The guy told me I didn't need a tool to extract the old filter. He
> said I just need to break off the nubs on the plastic clips and yank it
> out. Sound correct?
>
> 2) The filter itself suggests replacement after 10K miles. Ford always
> says 30K. Did I get a super cheap one or something?
>
> 3) I skimmed through the fuel filter replacement section of the Haynes
> manual and I it said that the filter should last the life of the car.
> This can't be the case can it? Is that a typo or is this for some
> special engine which I do not have?
>
> Thanks a lot! You guys are awesome!
>
> -troy
>



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