maybe conspiratorial, but i think they buried it on porpoise, drive more $$$ into dealers pockets...The factory fuel filter has a heater built into it as well as a water separator.
Did you relocate the fuel heater as well as the water separator when you relocated the fuel filter to your fire wall?
I wonder if there's a reason why GM didn't put the fuel filter on the firewall? Maybe to prevent fires in a front end collision or perhaps something else related to safety and engineering.
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he sold his car and moved onI still would like to see this. 4 months later and no time to post pics??
thanksWell after dropping the deflector down for the third time and many trial and errors the correct socket size is 36mm. I know I could of used a pipe wrench but I'm real picky about the tools I use on my car.
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sludgeWhy are all the filters coming out black? Diesel is clear
as i said in your other thread, filters arent $60 anymoreHELLO FELLOW DIESEL CRUZES.
I have encountered my first real issue with my diesel since buying new. I've noticed that when changing the fuel filter there has been an increasing amount of play between the filter housing and the mounting bracket; it just slides down into its mounting position. Yesterday I went to replace my filer for the 3rd o 4t time and this time there was so much play between the two items that when torque was applied to remove the lower filter housing, the entire filter assembly an mounting bracket flexed so much that the entire assembly came out of the bracket. Has anybody else encountered this issue? It looks like the mount is plastic and that it's either glued, melted or otherwise attached to another piece of plastic. One course of action would be to CNC fabricate a metal reinforcement to slide between the two surfaces to eliminate the space between the surfaces and also to eliminate the flex...... aftermarket filter housings are all plastic and to reverse engineer one to be made out of billet aluminum may be more than I'm capable of doing. trying to solve this before my next filter change..... I've also thought about just letting the dealerships deal with it, but a $200 filter change is just not justifiable to me when the filter is $60 and takes less than a hour to change, minus my current complication.
carfax has never been thought of as reliable.Did this today. Easy job. Takes longer to get the car jacked up and remove the big panel.
What pisses me off is I just bought this car a few months ago and the car fax says that at 30k the dealer changed the oil and fuel filter then put it up for sale.
The oil drain chute thing and the filter just didn't look like it had been done in awhile. Car fax showed February 19 as last oil change. Needless to say I changed it.
So I got to thinking about the fuel filter. Same thing. No way that thing was changed in September. It has 4 years and 35k miles on it.
I feel sorry for people who are at the mercy of car mechanics. I know most are good.