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

Registered: 12/08/12
Posts: 77
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.

#3398510 - 06/15/14 09:38 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
gregk24 Offline

Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 4109
Loc: FL, USA
Yes please!
2012 Honda Accord EX-L 35K
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2005 Chevy Uplander 131K
GTX HM 5w30 / Fram Ultra

1991 Buick Park Avenue 119K
Supertech 5w30 / Fram Ultra

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

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 15594
Loc: Upstate NY
I have done one. Not much to see.
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT PP & M1
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1

#3398521 - 06/15/14 09:47 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
Brybo86 Offline

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 1590
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
08 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L RP 0w20 116k
01 Kymco People 50
95 Lexus LS400 M1 AFE 0w30 178k
95 Yamaha Jog
86 Kawasaki 454Ltd Valvoline 20w50 18k

#3398546 - 06/15/14 10:19 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
raytseng Offline

Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 1277
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.

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

Registered: 12/08/12
Posts: 77
Loc: nebraska
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.

#3398554 - 06/15/14 10:28 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
crazyoildude Online   content

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motorcraft makes good things ...usually
My Personal Choice Of Engine Oil Is Usually PYB And PHM For My Dino Choices, As For Synthetic I Like The QSUD

#3398588 - 06/15/14 11:43 PM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
901Memphis Offline

Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 9139
Loc: Northern Kentucky
That's top of the line for American fuel filters.
2002 Buick Century 118k - Built 4T65e - Peak 5w30/Fram TG 3387A
1998 Nissan Altima 335k - 5MT - M1 HM 5w30/Fram Ultra XG7317

#3398633 - 06/16/14 04:23 AM Re: Cutting open fuel filter [Re: sonofbumperbolt]
wirelessF Offline

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 1543
Loc: Oahu, Hawaii
Probably a Purolator with the string tied around the media.