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

Registered: 12/08/12
Posts: 101
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: 4620
Loc: FL, USA
Yes please!
2012 Honda Accord EX-L
Taffeta White - Ivory
42,xxx miles

PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

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

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 17420
Loc: Upstate NY
I have done one. Not much to see.
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)

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

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 2105
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: 1653
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: 101
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 Offline

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 9274
Loc: New Jersey
motorcraft makes good things ...usually
I Won't Use Oil Filters With Louvers.Also Not A Fan Of Oil Jugs That Don't Have A Security Inner Seal..Presently Using Fram Ultra & Mobil 1 5w20/30

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

Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 11142
Loc: Northern Kentucky
That's top of the line for American fuel filters.
2002 Buick Century 125k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Syn Frankenbrew + XG 3387A
1998 Nissan Altima 335k - 5MT - M1 HM 5w30/Fram Ultra XG7317+MOS+ATP 205

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

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 1606
Loc: Oahu, Hawaii
Probably a Purolator with the string tied around the media.