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    confused Fuel filter advice

    When should the petrol fuel filter be changed on a 2.8 v6 vectra??
    Is it easy to do, will i get covered in fuel? Forgive me if there is already a how2

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    Any filter is going to need swapping at some point or eventualy it will blockup.
    As for how easy it is to swap I'm sure some one else will be along soon to advise.

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    you will need the correct 'pliers' or you'll struggle..and yes, petrol will leak

    swap it every 2 yrs...

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    As with everything it is easy with the right tools. My friend is a mechanic and the mechanic next door puts the fuel from the filter of customers cars in his.

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    gawd, that can't be much.. even the diesel filters ( which are huge in comparisom to a petrols) only hold about a mugful of fuel..

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    He squeaks when he walks.

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    Does he carry his bike to avoid tyre wear too?

    I've never changed my fuel filter and the car's now done 90K miles, tbh I don't even know where it is as I haven't looked for it.

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    He has very short arms and deep pockets too.

    Fuel filter is clipped to the side of the fuel tank and needs changing every 36k or 4 years.

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    Well, that's me well over twice the recommended mileage interval then. Am I concerned?? No.

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    Who services your car?

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