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Before changing a fuel filter is it ok to let the line run dry?

While disconnecting the fuel pump relay and running the engine will work, there are other alternatives. If you can access the Schräder valve, depress it to release the pressurized fuel before ...
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What is a safe procedure for replacing a fuel filter on a 2000 Toyota Camry?

I'll preface this with the caveat that I haven't replaced the fuel filter on this specific vehicle before, and my advice is based on experience with other cars. I do think it's good advice regardless. ...
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Can "performance" fuel filters actually increase fuel flow?

tl dr: I don't see how they can make that specific claim. I'm not sure how they can claim it increases fuel flow. What it can do is allow more fuel to flow by reducing a restriction in the fuel ...
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Before changing a fuel filter is it ok to let the line run dry?

You are correct in how to do this. I was just watching an episode of "Tech Garage" and they were talking about this very topic. Their suggested methodology was to pull the fuel pump fuse, and run the ...
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Can "performance" fuel filters actually increase fuel flow?

How would you get any benefit from the increased fuel flow? The fuel that actually goes into the engine is precisely metered by injectors to have a precise air-fuel ratio, and the whole system ...
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Shelf life of NOS fuel filter

I don't have a reference for you, but would suggest the filter should be just fine. As long as it's been stored in a dry location and is unused, there's nothing which is going to foul it. An easy ...
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How Much Pressure Drop across the fuel filter is normal / acceptable?

This will all depend on the type of fuel pump that your vehicle uses. The stronger the pump, the larger the pressure difference it can manage. If you wanted to calculate a theoretical limit, I guess ...
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What is a safe procedure for replacing a fuel filter on a 2000 Toyota Camry?

Do not crimp the fuel line. As long as you put a rag under the filter, you won't even notice the spray. While the rail may be held at a fairly high pressure, the line is small, so there isn't much ...
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Intermittent power loss possibly due to dirty fuel

All cars do not have the same fuel systems, so we'll take a very generalised stab at this. Running the car very low on gas could damage the fuel pump on many modern vehicles which have an in-tank ...
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How do I know which fuel line goes to the engine and which goes to the fuel tank?

Follow the fuel lines carefully. It appears that the route of the fuel lines and fuel flow goes: From the tank to the fuel pump on the engine in the upper hose to the pump that appears to come from ...
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Do Turbine Fuel Filter (water separator) have a MINIMUM flow requirement to be effective?

A good place to start is by reading the datasheets for the devices, these are ones that i found - Racor 500 Racor 1000 I see maximum flow rates and pressures, but no minimums, but I didn’t read them ...
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Can I add a fuel filter to an Astra H 2005 Z16XEP

It is a tank filter most likely and needs changing every 40k, see here : http://www.vauxhallownersnetwork.co.uk/index.php?threads/astra-1-6vvt-petrol-fuel-filter-location.278296/ As for adding a ...
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Replace Old fuel filter or Fuel Pump | Dilemma

Both the fuel pump and the filter are inside the fuel tank and are accessed via a panel under the rear seat. So as long as you're in there it would be easy enough to replace the filter, re-install, ...
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Replacing fuel pump strainer

If you live in an area with dirty fuel, then yes probably. If the fuel you purchase is normal then replace at the manufacturer's recommended interval. The other option is to fit an in-line filter, ...
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How Much Pressure Drop across the fuel filter is normal / acceptable?

I decided to buy a new fuel filter, and measure after the old filter, and before and after the new filter. I let it idle two minutes before taking each reading. After the old filter, which had been ...
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Fuel Filter Bypass Valve Opening Pressure Differences

Seeing as my other answer was not correct in this case, I would propose that the reason there is a bypass valve is to ease the load on the pick up fuel pump while there is low demand for fuel by the ...
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Does a fuel filter ever go out fairly suddenly?

I've had those symptoms before and it was a failing ignition module. Should be able to get to that (and check it) easier than getting to the fuel pump or fuel filter (at least on most vehicles).
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Does a fuel filter ever go out fairly suddenly?

" Sudden" is relative . I had a carburetor car lose power and gradually the maximum highway speed went from 70 mph to 60 to 50 in roughly 40 miles . I removed the in line bronze filter at ...
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Is it safe to add fuel filter(s) to a car

Is this safe to do? Yes it is safe to do so. What fuel filter do I use? Whatever you pick. We are not here to provide you shopping assistance, so I cannot answer that question for you. Can ...
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Fuel filter location for the Chevy Malibu 2013? Replacement?

Like most modern cars, the filter is located inside the pump assembly in the fuel tank. To my knowledge, you'd have to go aftermarket to purchase the filter element only; they are all "pump ...
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Sonata 2011 2.4 liter fuel filter location

The fuel filter is part of the fuel pump inside the gas tank, it is not serviceable and only gets changed when the pump is changed.
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Camry 2007 4 cylinder. Fuel filter question

Yes it is true, the good news is they do not need to be changed and last the life of the fuel pump.
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Does every modern car have an evap vent valve?

Normally, pressure that develops during filling the gas tank is relieved by venting to the atmosphere via the filler tube (some locales require filler nozzles to be equipped with vapor recovery, in ...
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Replacing a fuel filter on a 1999 Infiniti QX4?

It depends what kind of access you have. On this vehicle, the fuel filter is at the rear, near the fuel tank, above the rear differential. It's held on by a single 10 mm bolt, and the 2 fuel lines are ...
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How do I know which fuel line goes to the engine and which goes to the fuel tank?

From the first picture it appears you have it attached correctly. The one coming up from the side and below would be from the tank. The other one is headed to the engine. Looks like you're golden.
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Should I be getting fuel in my fuel filter even when the ignition is off in my 91 Firebird V8?

I'm not sure I'm following your question. How are you checking your fuel filter? The fuel system will retain fuel pressure (~43psi) even with the key cut off, so you will get fuel out of any part of ...
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Where does Subaru Impreza 2008 fuel filter lies?

On that model the fuel filter is part of the fuel pump in the gas tank.
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How will diesel engine perform with air in fuel line?

For the sake of marking this question answered: Sapbucket said "I checked my diagnostic port using Torque and it had only one code: P0868 'low line pressure in the transmission'. I reset the code to ...
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Car is sluggish, jerking, and idles rough

MlAfter a lot of investigation, we found mine was caused by a wire that was coming away inside the distributor cap
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Car is sluggish, jerking, and idles rough

Hi I had the same problem with my Polo 1.6 2008 model the HT leads come with a metal surround that arc's against the cylinder head remove the metal surround and it resolved me problem
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