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Old 03-25-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Fuel Filter DIY?

I bought my Box with 82k on it. Now, with 109k on it, I'm wondering if I'm due for a fuel filter replacement.

Pedro's got a good DIY on this, but I'm wondering what the telltale signs are for a clogged fuel filter. Anyone experienced one yet?

'97 Boxster (Black Hole for 42,000 Dead Presidents and counting) - 122k
New motor, transmission, suspension, and on and on and on it goes...
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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maybe extended crank time!!!

I have a box with 102k. I just replaced the fuel filter myself after logging onto pedro's DIY site. I have to say it was just as he explained.... easy.... But i'm a mechanic.... I would imagine a bad fuel filter would give you extended crank time.... something I have never experienced myself.... Next I'm onto the Pedro Sport Exhaust today....
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:12 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by RandallNeighbour
I'm wondering if I'm due for a fuel filter replacement.
The 60K mile maintenance schedule calls for fuel filter replacement on early Boxsters ('97 -'01). On subsequent model years ('02 and forward) the fuel filter is located inside the tank and is a lifetime filter requiring no replacement.

The fuel filter starts accumulating debris found in gasoline and slowly clogs, making the fuel pump work harder. Eventually the pump fails which is a higher expense and hassle than preventive replacement of the fuel filter.

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