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Old March 30th, 2007, 11:48 AM
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Alternative to factory fuel filter...

So the dealership called me today to explain to me that the reason I couldn't get the fuel filter off of my truck was that the bolts were rusted all the way through. Apparently this is fairly common because they then tried to sell me "the kit" that fixes this for $285 which includes parts and labor.

I am not about to spend that kind of money to change a fuel filter, so here's the question. What are my options for replacing the filter? I had heard some talk about a BMW filter that will fit without the fittings, but I don't know the process. Are there any other ways that I can replace these fittings or bypass them cheaply?

One more thing. I asked them to look at two other things and give me an estimate for repairs. They called me exactly 23 minutes after I left to tell me that they looked at them and that the repairs were going to be more than I was willing to pay. Then they told me they were charging me $90 (a full hour of labor) for looking at them! Has the amount of minutes in an hour changed recently or am I missing something altogether?

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Old March 30th, 2007, 12:10 PM
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Oh, no, we bill only in multiples of one hour. A LR dealer charged me 90 dollars one time because I asked them which cat was rattling. 90 dollars later I found out it was the right one. Last time I asked a question.

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Old March 30th, 2007, 01:44 PM
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I wonder if that's the same repair kit that DAP sells for $50?

There are a number of other options around in the aftermarket world, but you can't just use any filter. Make sure they have a high pressure rating. Carburetor style filters only need a working pressure of like 5-10psi, EFI filters need much much higher.

The Fram HPG-1 can handle 200psi and runs at $40 for the whole housing assembly. Not a bad price, considering how much of a POS the factory one is when you need to replace it and it's all siezed up solid.

However, you need to use better than average fittings to seal it up so that it doesn't leak. Not as easy as the old-days when you just used some clamps and fuel line. 40psi makes things interesting.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 10:00 AM
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I have those parts left from diesel work. If you want to try to fix it yourself I'll let you have the fittings you'll need. You pay shipping USPS

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Old March 31st, 2007, 04:34 PM
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I would bet this is their $285.00 kit.

We also make our own thats super simple.

If Pendy has the lines with the flex bit on them you can make a kit out of it just look at the links I posted for ideas.

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