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Fuel Filter Q

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#1 Jibs


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Posted 30 October 2005 - 09:01 PM

So I am gonna replace the fuel filters on the Brat tomorow and was wondering if I should get a stock fuel filter from the dealership or if I should get an aftermarket one. I got one from summitracing and put it right at the tank, and was wondering if another would work in place of the stock one before the fuel pump. It's a 40 micron filter that flows 5gpm. I also want to replace the vapor seperator so is there a good one for that as well? Thanks.

#2 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 30 October 2005 - 09:20 PM

I have good luck going to Kragen or Napa. There should be a filter under the hood that acts as the vapor seperator as well. Usually under $4ea. Ive never used aftermarket filters, but if it filters fuel it cant harm anything.


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Posted 30 October 2005 - 10:06 PM

I was rather amazed last year when I went to the dealer and bought a fuel filter for one of my carbed EA82s, and the filter was about the same price as the Fram/Wix/whatever unit. I'd just go to the dealer and get filters because that way you know that they're high quality units.

Another option is going with a larger aftermarket filter. VWs run HUGE fuel filters, and they never have problems with clogged filters like our Soobs do. If you can find a bigger aftermarket filter, preferably one that filters down to 10 or 20 microns (40 micron particles are big), I'd go with that route for the one back by the pump.

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 11:34 PM

Ok Thanks for the help. I'll see what I can get.

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