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So we never need to replace the fuel filter ever? Or in order to replace the fuel filter we have to replace the entire pump?
Does this surprise you ? Just one more idiotic thing about this (or all modern) engines. Don't perform maintenance, replace with new. Yep, instead of replacing a 2 dollar part on a fuel line that takes 5 minutes, replace a 600 dollar part that requires you to drain and remove your entire fuel tank and take a full day....
 

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Does this surprise you ? Just one more idiotic thing about this (or all modern) engines. Don't perform maintenance, replace with new. Yep, instead of replacing a 2 dollar part on a fuel line that takes 5 minutes, replace a 600 dollar part that requires you to drain and remove your entire fuel tank and take a full day....
Yup. My 3 year old dishwasher stopped working yesterday. I priced out a new pump, it's almost the price of a new dishwasher. If I had to pay someone to do it, I'd have to pay for the service call. Than they would have to get parts, come back and install. I'd be at or above the price of new. Everything is disposable now.
 

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Still wouldn't solve the issue. The main filter is built into the pump, all the contaminants are going to collect there before every going down the line to a secondary filter. All you're doing is putting in redundancy.
I have not had mine out yet but on most sending units I have seen you can snatch the filter off of the unit and put another one on or just run it with it off.
 

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I have not had mine out yet but on most sending units I have seen you can snatch the filter off of the unit and put another one on or just run it with it off.
Considering there is no scheduled maintenance for the "fuel filter", this seems a bit over the top. But... if you're in there having to replace the fuel pump, it might make sense if you believe the built in filter is an issue. Personally, I haven't heard many owner having issues with the filter. I have seen people needed to replace fuel pumps, but that's usually a one and done job. The pumps do not have a history of repetitive failure on these vehicles. Seems that a lot of the "older" generation are just used to way things used to be done, and struggle with not performing the same level/frequency of maintenance on newer vehicles. Other examples being 100k interval on spark plugs (I don't like this one myself), 10k interval oil changes, sealed transmissions, etc.
 

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