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where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? #4843855
08/18/18 02:04 PM
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ThugStyle Offline OP
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So I have a $7 fuel filter from Napa. Where can I get it installed for cheap? I stopped by a few shops and they said $50- 80. Yikes. It's for a v6 Mustang 2010.

Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: ThugStyle] #4843859
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DIY

$50 is probably .4 or .5 hours labor, and seems fair for the job.


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: ThugStyle] #4843865
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I would charge that much just for the gas in the arm pit aggravation.


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: rooflessVW] #4843868
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
DIY

$50 is probably .4 or .5 hours labor, and seems fair for the job.





Exactly what I was thinking .

DIY


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: ThugStyle] #4843878
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$50 is not out of line for that job but it is a very basic DIY job you can do.


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: Trav] #4843889
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I don't think I've paid to have a FF changed. On anything Fuel injected, pull the fuse or relay and run the engine 'til it stalls to de-pressurize. Youtube is your friend.


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: ThugStyle] #4843890
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+3 on the DIY


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: ThugStyle] #4843945
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You just need a quick disconnect tool which NAPA most like sells and you can do it yourself. I know my place would charge at least $50 labor purely for having to lift the car, deactivate the fuel system, changing the filter, and the reactivating the system.


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: bdcardinal] #4843955
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
You just need a quick disconnect tool which NAPA most like sells and you can do it yourself. I know my place would charge at least $50 labor purely for having to lift the car, deactivate the fuel system, changing the filter, and the reactivating the system.

Tool for what? You squeeze them with your fingers and they leak a little then pop right off.


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: ThugStyle] #4843993
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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: ThugStyle] #4844022
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Similar setup like I had on my F150. Just did not have to remove any cover. Easy to do yourself. I did use a quick disconnect tool.


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: rooflessVW] #4844023
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
You just need a quick disconnect tool which NAPA most like sells and you can do it yourself. I know my place would charge at least $50 labor purely for having to lift the car, deactivate the fuel system, changing the filter, and the reactivating the system.

Tool for what? You squeeze them with your fingers and they leak a little then pop right off.


Ahh forgot they switched to that from using the quick disconnect tool setup. They eliminated the fuel filter the next year, mine only has the sock in the tank.


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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: bdcardinal] #4844075
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
You just need a quick disconnect tool which NAPA most like sells and you can do it yourself. I know my place would charge at least $50 labor purely for having to lift the car, deactivate the fuel system, changing the filter, and the reactivating the system.


How can I get it cheaper? Ask nicely? combine it with an oil change labor?

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Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: ThugStyle] #4844149
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Originally Posted By: ThugStyle
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
You just need a quick disconnect tool which NAPA most like sells and you can do it yourself. I know my place would charge at least $50 labor purely for having to lift the car, deactivate the fuel system, changing the filter, and the reactivating the system.


How can I get it cheaper? Ask nicely? combine it with an oil change labor?


Learn some skills. You'll offend the mechanic by buying the part vs letting him supply it.

Or get a "ghetto mechanic" from craigslist.

Re: where to get fuel filter installed for cheap? [Re: ThugStyle] #4844162
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Originally Posted By: ThugStyle
How can I get it cheaper? Ask nicely? combine it with an oil change labor?

Learn to do it yourself or pay for labor. The oil and filter have nothing to do with the fuel filter, so why would he combine labor?

Cheapest option is to leave it alone if the car is running fine.


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