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Old 09-30-2012, 09:11 AM   #23
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Yep, I do change my wife's filter yearly. She does about twice that in mileage. Filter manufacturer doesn't really matter much when it comes to fuel filters. When you let the gasoline age like that it begins to separate and make all sorts of groovy stuff that sticks in the filters.

You can probably get away with waiting until after the winter if you want. I said yearly, you said November '11 of last year, so it's not quite a year. I'm not sure if your situation is worse than ours but I do know that 90% of the people out there on the road never change fuel filters. LOL We do get about halfway to the filter life in miles.
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