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#3398501 - 06/15/14 09:25 PM Cutting open fuel filter
sonofbumperbolt Offline


Registered: 12/08/12
Posts: 97
Loc: nebraska
Anyone want to see pics of one? I cut open the fuel filter from my 1993 Explorer and shot a couple of pics.

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#3398510 - 06/15/14 09:38 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
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Yes please!
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#3398513 - 06/15/14 09:39 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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I have done one. Not much to see.
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#3398521 - 06/15/14 09:47 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
Brybo86 Offline


Registered: 10/08/11
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Loc: Chicago, IL
My dad changes the diesel fuel filter on his 2006 hilux in Guatemala every 10k kilometers and he says it's always full of sand and water.... Go figure
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#3398546 - 06/15/14 10:19 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
raytseng Offline


Registered: 12/11/08
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Loc: CA
i changed one on a 1998 Toyota in 2012 after 90k miles, and there was nothing to see. Peeking into the tank it is just stainless steel. In the sock was just 2 grains of sand.
The filter just looked like wet cardboard paper. Then it dried out it looked like the color of regular cardboard paper.

The rumors that the bottom of your tank is full of goo and sediment are untrue unless that is what you are putting into your tank to begin with.

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#3398550 - 06/15/14 10:23 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
sonofbumperbolt Offline


Registered: 12/08/12
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This fuel filter is off of a 1993 Ford Explorer. AFAIK it was original to the vehicle with 89,000 miles on it. clean fuel poured out of the outlet and brown fuel poured out of the inlet.




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#3398554 - 06/15/14 10:28 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
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motorcraft makes good things ...usually
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#3398588 - 06/15/14 11:43 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
That's top of the line for American fuel filters.
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#3398633 - 06/16/14 04:23 AM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
wirelessF Offline


Registered: 10/04/07
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Loc: Oahu, Hawaii
Probably a Purolator with the string tied around the media.

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