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Re: Fuel filter (failurbydesign)

Most are in tank so no.
 

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Re: Fuel filter (ForceFed Motorsports)

asked the dealer, its near the fuel pump............ and i never bothered to check ... so if you know where your pump is, there is your filter....<p><br>i just learned there was a recall on the fuel pump on the s40... they changed it, and along with it, they changed my filter so i never bothered...<br>
 

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The recall you're probably thinking about is the PEM relocation recall - it caused me a breakdown. I think it's the Pump Electronic Module or PCM C=control. I don't think that's the filter itself, but they could be co-located.
 

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The PEM is located up behind the right rear wheel well originally, they move it into the interior below the rear seats in the recall.<p>There are two fuel filters. One is in the tank, integral with the fuel pump and isn't replaceable. The other is external, up high under the body pan and not too hard to get at. Take a look, it's pretty obvious once you get a light and your head up there.<p>These filters last a loooong time btw. It's a demand pump system so there's no real benefit to improving the flow. Basically replace only if it actually clogs, IMO. 100K miles-plus.<p>Tom.
 

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Yeah the service internal for the fuel filter is like at 120k lol. I havent even had a S40 come in with that high of mileage yet <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Basically replace only if it actually clogs, IMO. 100K miles-plus.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The external filter is changed at every 20 000km service in my 2.0D '05 (Finland).
 

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My advice was for US models, which are only gasoline. Your diesel is completely different but even then I'm shocked at a 20K km interval. Are you sure that's the fuel filter, or just the overall vehicle service interval? There's a diesel water purge and also the particulate filter, too. Not one of those?<p>Tom.
 
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