Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > SPI Performance (2000-2004) > Relocating fuel filter to engine bay - drawbacks?

SPI Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Split Port Injection engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: Relocating fuel filter to engine bay - drawbacks? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
06-09-2012 10:29 AM
whynotthinkwhynot Moved to SPI Performance.

GO for it if you want to, and do a How-To in case anyone else is interested. Your problem might be that, at least on my car, it's a 5/16 or 8mm screw. It would be difficult to loosen with a 7/16 or 11mm.

Ford Focus Technical Chat is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls. Modifications should be posted in the appropriate performance forum. Thanks for posting!
06-09-2012 03:58 AM
sailor Cadillacs, BMW'S, all with "lifetime" automatic transmissions.....

groan.....

Yeah, just install a new one......
06-09-2012 03:17 AM
sleepyboy My old Mitsubishi Mirage (91') had it under the hood and was easy to get to. Went to change our Honda Oddy's and go to look under the hood only to find it not there. No biggie then went on to find it's none serviceable and is in the gas tank itself.

I don't like how manufacturers are going to non-serviceable items like the tranny fluid and fuel filters now a days. Chevy's new 6 speed auto has no drain hole or fill hole. It's got what they call lifetime fluid, or what I would call, last till the warranty goes out fluid. Surely some of us remember fords lifetime air filters they put on the early duratecs. Remember how well that went lol
06-09-2012 03:09 AM
sailor No reason not to put it under the hood, it's done that way on MANY vehicles....

In theory, if you get a REAL bad load of crud in the tank, and need to clean the line from the tank to the filter, it's easier with the filter located in or near the tank.

This being an uncommon occurrence, and filters NOT being changed as needed due to the difficult access (out of sight, out of mind) - the engine compartment location makes more sense for most folks.....

Luck!
06-09-2012 02:41 AM
sleepyboy It can be done in less than 30min with it under the car, just a pita to get up under there. I totally understand the fire extinguisher lol
06-09-2012 02:37 AM
a_2000_se I'm thinking it could be done in less than an hour. True - at this late stage in the cars life the benefit of time/# of changes has decreased.

Anyone carry a liquid/gas fire extinguisher in their car? - lol.
06-09-2012 02:28 AM
sleepyboy All that time you'd save would be wasted in putting it under the hood. It really doesn't take that long nor is that hard to do. I don't see the why being enough to justify the work IMO, but surly it could be done.
06-09-2012 02:23 AM
a_2000_se
Relocating fuel filter to engine bay - drawbacks?

Would there be any drawbacks in relocating the fuel filter to the engine bay for the SPI/Zetec models? Without spending too much time on other than how, it appears it could easily be done.

Why? - saving time under the car with that ~7/16" screw.

How? Using an old filter, cut off the metal inlet and outlet tubes. Flare the ends just enough to hold rubber fuel injection hose then clamp on enough rubber fuel injection hose to span the gap between existing connections where the filter used to be located under the car.

Mount the filter in its new location just prior to the fuel pressure dampener in the existing rubber fuel injection hose. Determine a method to secure the filter.

Is there a reason as to why the filter is closer to the tank instead of in the engine bay? Fire danger? Surely some cars have mounted a fuel injection filter under the hood.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Cadillac ATS-V, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.