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ram09
03-15-2011, 08:37 PM
I'm sure I need to change my fuel filter, my car is 6 years old, has 74k on it and still has the original fuel filter. Anything else I need to change or check while I'm changing the filter? Also is there any specific brand or part that I need to use that is an improvement on the stock parts. My car is pretty much stock with the execption of exhaust and K&N Intake upgrade.

Thanks for the help,

Randie

Robofuzz
03-15-2011, 08:40 PM
I believe the filter is attached to the fuel pump assembly in the gas tank. I think only GM makes the filter.

ram09
03-16-2011, 07:48 AM
I believe the filter is attached to the fuel pump assembly in the gas tank. I think only GM makes the filter.

GREAT! It sounds really cheap to change out! Any clue when the suggested replacement is for the filter?

littlecrunch2000
03-16-2011, 11:50 AM
im not so sure that it would be that easy to replace as the fuel tank is convienently in your lap...lol. I dont know for a fact so dont quote me. Robo knows more than me on everything there is to know about anything so he is the one to ask. :)

BTW, is there a quicky on how to change that out? I am at 58k miles and 6 years and thinking about doing that here relitively soon.

Robofuzz
03-16-2011, 01:14 PM
You have to totally remove the fuel tank to replace the filter. To get an idea of what all is involved, look up the Lingenfelter GTO Fuel Pump Kit and download the instructions. It doesn't look too terribly complicated but there's a lot of steps.

Robofuzz
03-16-2011, 02:00 PM
Robo knows more than me on everything there is to know about anything so he is the one to ask. :)
LOL - no I just do a lot of reading on things that interest me - like GTOs!

erock
03-22-2011, 11:52 PM
Nerd! :gr_jest:

Robofuzz
03-23-2011, 05:30 PM
Nerd! :gr_jest:
I resemble that remark! :cheers:

tom's2005gto
03-25-2011, 05:59 PM
the tank and pump have been out of my car several times, it can be removed in about an hour by a rookie. Be sure to have it low of fuel, a full tank is a heavy tank.

04blackgoat
03-26-2011, 02:27 AM
So at what milage should this be done? im at around 71k, underway currently, but I would like to know if this needs to be done soon.

tom's2005gto
03-26-2011, 08:24 AM
So at what milage should this be done? im at around 71k, underway currently, but I would like to know if this needs to be done soon.

I don't know if it's a recommended service item to be done at X miles, but if your in there why not change the pump? Maybe even upgrade?

04blackgoat
03-26-2011, 02:43 PM
I plan to supercharge in about a yr probably tvs1900, so i will plan to do it then thanks for the reply.

Poolshark1321
03-26-2011, 08:31 PM
LOL - no I just do a lot of reading on things that interest me - like GTOs!


Same... have learned an immense amount in the 2 years Ive had the Goat and been reading/researching about it on the forums/books.

FSTGOAT
03-27-2011, 01:23 PM
there is NO fuel filter to change. The fuel pump is inside the tank and has a "sock" which is the fine mesh filter

BlackPearl
05-01-2011, 07:42 AM
there is NO fuel filter to change. The fuel pump is inside the tank and has a "sock" which is the fine mesh filter

This. Our cars do not have a fuel filter. As long as your fuel pump is working, leave it alone. There is no "fuel filter maintenance" requirements on this car. You will be wasting your time, and money.