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Old 03-17-2005, 01:03   #1 (permalink)
Anastazi
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Re: Fuel Filter confusion

"tfandango" <tfandango@gmail.com> wrotenews:1109863276.224440.161400
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> 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
>



Fuel filters last practically forever if:

You buy fuel in America or Canada and not Mexico.
you don't let your gas tank get down to the bitter end and stall and have
to put a gallon in it to get to the gas station.

All gas stations have filters on their gas pumps and the chances of getting
"bad gas" like in the old days at some Arkansas tobacco/gas/moonshine +
Moonpie station is remote.
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:06   #2 (permalink)
anonomizer
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Re: Fuel Filter confusion

the tool I bought was a scissors type of thing.
ALSO :,
There's allot of pressure in that system so be very careful when changing
it.


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> "tfandango" <tfandango@gmail.com> wrotenews: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
>>

>
>
> Fuel filters last practically forever if:
>
> You buy fuel in America or Canada and not Mexico.
> you don't let your gas tank get down to the bitter end and stall and have
> to put a gallon in it to get to the gas station.
>
> All gas stations have filters on their gas pumps and the chances of
> getting
> "bad gas" like in the old days at some Arkansas tobacco/gas/moonshine +
> Moonpie station is remote.



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Old 03-17-2005, 01:06   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Fuel Filter confusion

What I did is I pulled the fuel pump relay under the hood while the
truck was running. This causes the truck to stall and the fuel lines
now have no pressure in it, making it a little easier for changing the
filter.

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