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Old 04-07-2007, 03:07 AM   #1
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Fuel filter problems

There seems to be a rash of fuel filter issues as of late. Some of this is directly related to the states that are using E10 fuel. The state of Maryland has finally "officially" even stated that replacing your fuel filter more often with the "new" fuel is a good idea. Many local shops are reporting MANY fuel filter issues; some as bad as cars not running from clogged filters.

So to help out, if you have basic mechanical skills and a new filter, it is not that hard to do.

Here is a link S2 has provided for a while now that should help.

http://www.myfordfocus.com/how-to/fuelfilter.htm

If you have any top end power issues, or the car just seems to not be running right. I would suggest you try this first, as it is a fairly easy fix. It is also just good maintenence anyway.


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Old 04-07-2007, 04:48 AM   #2
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I've been Pm'ing with a new member here that having some problems once his engine has been running for half and hour. He listed everything that he's either replaced and repaired and we're still stumped. My point is that I would have never thought he might have to swap out filters again.
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info Viney!
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Wow, so what is the ethanol doing that is causing the filters to clog faster?
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Thanks for the info! Any suggestions on which fuel filter to pick up?
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the fram one works fine and is cheap ~$6
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I'm glad I don't live in a state that uses that stuff in the gasoline...YET.

But good info Mr. Viney

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Thanks for the info! Any suggestions on which fuel filter to pick up?
I figure any one that fits is fine. I use the Fram as well. I plan on changing mine fairly often as well. I did it around 35k and then again at 56k just to be safe, and it did have a good bit of sediment in it.

I am not sure if there is sediment in with the alcohol ( thats what I expect ) or if it is something else.
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picking one up tomorrow! remind me again which is the fuelpump fuse
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picking one up tomorrow! remind me again which is the fuelpump fuse
F12........

Before you think I have a bunch of random facts floating around in my head I have to tell you I just replaced mine two days ago ($6 Fram)
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