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This is a discussion on Fuel Filter within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Ive heard that Subaru recommends a fuel filter change every 30000. How true is this? My car is at 38,500 ...

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    Fuel Filter

    Ive heard that Subaru recommends a fuel filter change every 30000. How true is this? My car is at 38,500 or so, is it worth my money to get a new filter?

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    It's recommended but not required, here's a chart:
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    I know its only recommended i just wanted peoples input on whether it will make a positive influence if i do it now?

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    I think the preventative maintenance is worth it. If you do it yourself, it doesn't cost alot either. You never know what crap is hanging around in those underground tanks at the gas station.

    A non-OEM filter is less that $15 and if you have enough mechanical knowledge to change your own oil, you can change your own fuel filter no problem. In fact it is easier cause the fuel filer is accessable from under the hood. It took me less than 20 minutes to change mine. I think there is even a how to on the tutorial board.
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    IMHO it's so easy you might as well just do it. Even OEM filters aren't much money if you buy them online.

    The only trick is making sure there is no pressurized fuel inside when you disconnect the lines and that's easily achieved by letting it sit overnight or running the car with the fuel pump fuse removed until it stalls.
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    Where is the fuel filter located?
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    Oh I'm sorry I have a 04 STi. I know that makes a difference.
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    It doesn't

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    The fuel filter is easy to change, it should take you about 20 mins to do. Just make sure you save the rubber ring around the original fuel filter. Its located right above the windshield washer resovoir towards the firewall
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    I did this yesterday btw and it was pretty easy. If you can get the relay unplugged without taking off the door sill on passenger side you might want to try it just b/c I hate taking on and off that sort of thing.

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