Fuel Filter Mod

Fuel Filter Mod

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    Fuel Filter Mod

    I changed my fuel filter this weekend along with the oil. I bought the Geno's garage fuel filter removal tool. When I unscrewed the yellow screw, almost no fuel came out. It got wet but nothing dripped. I used the plastic bag around the filter, that worked great (Thanks for the tip guys). I bought an EZ oil drain valve for the oil pan which got me to thinking, why can't I use one for the fuel filter. I was able to figure out the size of the hole and the thread from the Geno's garage replacement plug. Went to the web site, found the correct size thread. I contacted them asking what pressure the valve is good for, answer is 120psi. So while changing the filter I put on my new EZ drain valve. Next time it should be super easy to drain the fuel. Here are a few pics..

    New filter & old filter after 30K miles.



    My new valve, I modified the yellow screw(cut it shorter) to fit in the valve to keep road crap out.





    I might order an extra brass fuel plug from Geno's garage and cut it down so I will have one for the oil valve also. I'll cut the one I have now to see how it fits.
    The valve is from EZoildrainvalve.com part # EZ-109 / 12mm-1.5 / 6.5 mm.
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    Interesting thought, looks handy and hope it works out well.

    With a service interval of 30k miles it just seems like to much effort for little reward to me.

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    With my filter being that dirty, I'm going to see what it looks like at 15K. Plus we are supposed to drain the water out every 10K. This will make that a lot easier.
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    I change mine at 15 k and you can't tell a difference in visual appearance between 30 k and 15 k

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    Neat mod, thank you for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeC725 View Post
    I changed my fuel filter this weekend along with the oil. I bought the Geno's garage fuel filter removal tool. When I unscrewed the yellow screw, almost no fuel came out. It got wet but nothing dripped. I used the plastic bag around the filter, that worked great (Thanks for the tip guys). I bought an EZ oil drain valve for the oil pan which got me to thinking, why can't I use one for the fuel filter. I was able to figure out the size of the hole and the thread from the Geno's garage replacement plug. Went to the web site, found the correct size thread. I contacted them asking what pressure the valve is good for, answer is 120psi. So while changing the filter I put on my new EZ drain valve. Next time it should be super easy to drain the fuel. Here are a few pics..
    Thanks for sharing. I copied it over the the DIY How To Section for future reference.

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    Thanks for sharing. Will definitely make draining housing easier although anything is better than the plastic plug FCA used. I installed the Geno's drain plug when I changed my fuel filter and will see how it works next time.
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    Your filter it will look darker almost immediately the colour of the filter does not mean that it is plugged

    My 2014 with 177,000 kms on their original filter my 2016 is not 131,000 km with original fuel filter never had a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davef View Post
    Your filter it will look darker almost immediately the colour of the filter does not mean that it is plugged

    My 2014 with 177,000 kms on their original filter my 2016 is not 131,000 km with original fuel filter never had a problem
    I had a feeling you were going to say that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 97hmcs View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I copied it over the the DIY How To Section for future reference.
    Thanks.
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