Re: Fuel Filter confusion
the tool I bought was a scissors type of thing.
There's allot of pressure in that system so be very careful when changing
"Anastazi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "tfandango" <email@example.com> wrotenews:1109863276.224440.161400
>> 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
>> 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!
> 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
> "bad gas" like in the old days at some Arkansas tobacco/gas/moonshine +
> Moonpie station is remote.