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Re: Do you buy OEM fuel filters or aftermarket? [Re: InvalidUserID] #4968987
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I bought an OEM one for my GTI. My car has two fuel pumps, one in the tank and a high pressure cam driven fuel pump for the direct injection. The fuel filter has a built in regulator for my application. I don't trust the aftermarket
to be as precise like the OEM filter in that regard.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: Do you buy OEM fuel filters or aftermarket? [Re: InvalidUserID] #4969071
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Aftermarket.(clearance private brand) from Rock Auto. Not sure what’s in them. I guess cutting them might be a little risky. laugh

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Re: Do you buy OEM fuel filters or aftermarket? [Re: InvalidUserID] #4969151
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When I buy a vehicle, my first replacement fuel filter is OEM and my subsequent filters are all aftermarket.

My logic for doing this is that I want to establish a baseline on how the vehicle runs (usually I'm buying used vehicles so there are certain parts I replace from the start) and from that point on, I should be able to pinpoint a problem if there's a problem with the aftermarket piece. I haven't roasted a fuel pump or stopped up injectors yet from a filter, so I guess I'm doing ok.


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Re: Do you buy OEM fuel filters or aftermarket? [Re: khittner] #4969153
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Originally Posted by khittner
A Mahle fuel filter for your Civic is $6 from RockAuto. 99 Civic Fuel Filters From RockAuto Looks like a bargain on a first-rate part to me.


That is what I'll be buying for the 97 Civic this spring.


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Re: Do you buy OEM fuel filters or aftermarket? [Re: InvalidUserID] #4969530
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Depends, depends. Mostly on how critical fuel filtration is to the fuel system.

With the exception of CAT 2-micron filters, I never use a non-OEM fuel filter for diesel. Injectors are stupid expensive, sensitive, and a royal pain to replace. No thanks.

For gas, I can usually find a good enough deal on OEM that I'll do that. If it's just a regular old vehicle I have, then I'll just get a name brand fuel filter. If it's something I've had to clean the injectors on because they were disgusting, then I'll slap in a 6-micron filter/separator.


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Re: Do you buy OEM fuel filters or aftermarket? [Re: InvalidUserID] #4969539
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There are plenty of cuts of new and used filters on You Tube to help make a decision.


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Re: Do you buy OEM fuel filters or aftermarket? [Re: InvalidUserID] #4969835
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Although fuel filters look a lot like oil filters, the oil flows at liters or quarts per minute with oil filters and liters or quarts per hour with fuel filters. It’s not brain surgery to build a decent gas filter.
laugh


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Re: Do you buy OEM fuel filters or aftermarket? [Re: InvalidUserID] #4974252
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OEM or from who made the OEM part originally. On Japanese cars, Denso/Mahle Japan/Toyo Roki made the OEM filter and I've noticed Worldpac's NPN line did have a Japanese-made part in the box that felt and installed like the OEM Denso.

Last time I replaced a fuel filter, I used a Taiwanese GM clone. It works fine. One thing about California's mandate for double-walled fiberglass underground tanks for pollution prevention, cleaner(in terms of particulate matter) fuel at the pump.

Re: Do you buy OEM fuel filters or aftermarket? [Re: InvalidUserID] #4979836
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Usually buy Mann filters.

Funny, that on the 2.0T (FSI-turbo and TSI), VW puts a second external fuel filter on certain cars, namely GTI's and Jettas.

The same engine on a Passat, CC, & Tiguan only has the in-tank filter/strainer only. No external second filter.


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