Author Topic: Petrol fuel filter replacement - necessary or not???  (Read 376 times)

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  • mk Macedonia
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So I'm at 80.000 km and I still haven't changed the fuel filter. The cars manual actually says that the filter needs to be checked (not changed) at 60 and 120k. Car works fine really, so I'm not sure if I need to change the filter. What do you guys recommend? also what are the dangers of a poor fuel filter???


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Re: Petrol fuel filter replacement - necessary or not???
« Reply #1 : April 08, 2019, 04:51:10 »
So I'm at 80.000 km and I still haven't changed the fuel filter. The cars manual actually says that the filter needs to be checked (not changed) at 60 and 120k. Car works fine really, so I'm not sure if I need to change the filter. What do you guys recommend? also what are the dangers of a poor fuel filter???
I wonder how you check it? Assuming petrol I think I'd be inclined to change it at 100 000K, seems strange they say just check it and depends on the quality of your fuel too. Clogged filter could stop the car, preventative maintenance is exactly that. Change it and then it's good  for another 80 or 100 thousand.
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Re: Petrol fuel filter replacement - necessary or not???
« Reply #2 : April 08, 2019, 05:40:23 »
I'm guessing that the rationale for the reactive approach is that a filter will get blocked causing fuel starvation rather than contaminative damage.
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Re: Petrol fuel filter replacement - necessary or not???
« Reply #3 : April 08, 2019, 17:47:20 »
Hello everyone,
I've been asking the question myself for quite some time and then came across the service manual for a Kia Ceed which basically shares all components with the i30.

The fuel filter is in the gas tank, so you need to remove / set aside the rear seating to reach it.


To get back to the question how to know if its ok or not, you would need to do a measurement check:


I'm at 120k and after talking to my mechanic he says I shouldn't worry about it since the filter is on the larger size for such a engine/vehicle and the filter change is not as straight forward as older cars and the correct test procedure would also take some time... Basically he said not worry for another 30k :D 
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