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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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anyone do a fuel filter on a california/ny car?

I am working on my son's with NU6. (110k miles) filter is in gas tank. looking for a few hints.
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California cobalts have the fuel filter in the tank?

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most cars have a fuel sock in the tank to prevent chunks being sucked into the fuel pump.

some have external fuel filters also.

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code NU6 california PZEV emissiions, has the fuel filter, and a screen it looks like, inside the fuel tank, along with a fuel pump and level gauge.

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others have the filter outside the tank.


There does not seem to be a GM recommended change interval, but at 110,000 miles, I think I will do it.

(fixing the car up for another four years or so of use)
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Let us know how it turns out! Curious to see how changing something inside a fuel tank works.
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Since there is no mention of changing the fuel filter in the GM maintenance chart, I decided to not do this as preventative/routine maintenance.

The alldataDIY does have pretty good detailed procedures.

just not sure it is worth the effort, and potential to introduce additional problems in the process ( dirt, broken wires/tubes, leaks....)

If, however, the pump or level sensor develops a problem, would be good to update the filter at the same time. or if there is evidence of fuel supply problems which would point to a clogged filter.

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My Mitsubishi has the filter in the tank, I've never changed it yet but I only have 258000 miles or 416000Kms. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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My Mitsubishi has the filter in the tank, I've never changed it yet but I only have 258000 miles or 416000Kms. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
If it was inside the tank I would wait til I had to go in there. But maintenance is supposed to keep you going before it breaks not after it starts causing you problems.

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