|06-05-2013 01:49 PM|
Just an FYI there are two strainers on our pump modules the FS216 is the external strainer and FS209 is the internal strainer that is right on the pump and is more likely to clog.
Here is a shot of the inside of the canister showing the dirt that collects there. I only had about 65,000 miles on this and that's how much junk was in there.
|12-18-2012 12:25 PM|
New one costs a whopping $10.
I see no issue with replacing vs trying to clean.
Do you also use water and compressed air to clean your inline fuel filter?
|12-18-2012 02:59 AM|
|amc49||Those socks can be stained as hell and still be cleaned to work like new, the trick is to use water, the water takes off ethanol borne crap that solvent will not touch. I simply use mine over after a good cleaning and compressed air blowout. It will be stained but the pores are open like a new one, driving on 4 different cars done like that for years. I wouldn't buy new strainer unless it's damaged, have never ever had to in countless cars and 45 years driving.|
|04-21-2012 08:34 PM|
|hero of tomorrow||Thanks!|
|04-21-2012 05:07 PM|
just go to any parts house and they will be able to find either the airtex FS216 or cross over to another brand.
Just for the record, the reason they don't list just the strainer is because every fuel pump for this car comes WITH a strainer.
|04-21-2012 04:54 PM|
|hero of tomorrow||
Just started working on this -
the fuel pump access tutorial I found on this forum is below
I went to the junkyard first to make sure they had a donor focus. I drilled holes in the corners of the square of metal over the fuel pump and used a hammer and screwdriver to cut the metal - no problem cutting hoses etc. - though very very slow and arduous going. While I was there i pulled the fuel pump out too! (can't hurt to have a spare, right?).
However, the sock looks pretty dirty. I'd like to know if you have any recommendations for where to get a new one specifically?
The one you posted does not look like the same part (different bag shape) - does this matter?
|05-03-2010 01:40 PM|
I cut with a tin snips. Kinda why it is an ugly hole.
I have had the open hole for years now. Have never got water up there. Will get a little dust through the hole but nothing real bad. A little access door would be nice, but I have no clue what I did with the chunk I cut out.
|05-03-2010 11:09 AM|
you dont lol
be extremely careful doing this. as you can see it is very close there and if you get too excited you could easily cut through to your gas tank. also be careful and consider carefully whether you want to do this or not. if you accidentally cut through the tank and send a spark into the tank you could be quite badly burned or even killed. it would be safer by a long stretch to just drop the tank and if you want THEN cut the hole. i just wanted to air on the side of caution. do as you please
|05-03-2010 11:08 AM|
|05-03-2010 10:09 AM|
|ZUKIMON||Thanks. Now what do you do about covering it back?|
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