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Old 26 May 2014, 09:46 am
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I could probably find this info elsewhere but it's more fun here. When should the fuel filter be changed in an '04 PT Cruiser?
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Old 26 May 2014, 10:40 am
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I could probably find this info elsewhere but it's more fun here. When should the fuel filter be changed in an '04 PT Cruiser?
Best time is when you have to pull the fuel tank. The only time you can access it. Part of the fuel pump.
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Best time is when you have to pull the fuel tank. The only time you can access it. Part of the fuel pump.
Correct. The fuel pump and fuel filter are all-in-one and the filter should normally never have to be changed.

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Old 26 May 2014, 11:24 am
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would there be any harm in putting an "inline filter" in ? just curious
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Old 26 May 2014, 11:29 am
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As long as it doesn't interfere with the stock fuel system pressure which is between 53 to 63 psi.
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Old 26 May 2014, 11:49 am
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Thanks guys, that's good info. Sounds much like the fuel pump I changed in a Jeep Cherokee. Costly but not too bad as far as difficulty. No real reason to do it now, just need to maintain a fuel lever above 1/8 tank. .
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Old 26 May 2014, 02:03 pm
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Good practice to do so. The fuel pump is lubricated and cooled by the gas in the tank. Too many times running the tank down to almost empty can burn out the pump.
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would there be any harm in putting an "inline filter" in ? just curious
if you care enough about your car, i would recommend it really.

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the intank sock thing is more or less pretty useless for finer debris.

i changed the filter on my mustang last week and i must say, i was impressed when i emptied the old one. pour it out the filter exit and the gas came out crystal clear, poured it out the inlet and it came out like this instead:



^^ that car also has a PT-style sock on the filter. seeing this made me realize that a bunch of fine junk must still get through it.
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if you care enough about your car, i would recommend it really.

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That looked like some injector-clogging crud from your 'stang filter!
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would there be any harm in putting an "inline filter" in ? just curious
This is actually a very good idea and practiced by many that upgrade their fuel system.
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