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Old July 3rd, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Changing fuel filter question

Hi all,

My truck is sputtering so I would like to replace the fuel filter. I already gave it a tune up, but still sputtering (even worse really). Anyway, my question is do I have to relieve the pressure in the filter before disconnecting?
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Its nothing that cracking the fittings won't accomplish. Put down a spill pan, but whenever I've done it, it just dribbles out. There is little or no residual pressure in the system. I think the pump is only like 6 psi or something anyway. I forget exactly.
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 01:14 PM
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How often should the fuel filter be replaced? I think I read or was told every 30k miles.
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I do mine a couple times a year, I usually pull the fuel pump relay when the truck is running maybe it helps get a little fuel out of the system.
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I do mine a couple times a year, I usually pull the fuel pump relay when the truck is running maybe it helps get a little fuel out of the system.
A couple times a year? Why so often?
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my fuel filter lasted for 45k miles.
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its cheap compared to fuel pump and injectors and takes me about 10 minutes to do it.
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David,
If your Defender is running worse after you tuned it, check over what you tuned up. I'm guessing you rotor, your cap, wires... Before you change new parts, go back and check what you have already changed/ adjusted. Good luck
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