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 Post subject: cheap fuel filter mod.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:47 am 
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Im new to teamswift and thought id share a fix for the stock (P.O.S.!!!)
:evil: :evil: fuel filters our cars have.
the filter housing is found on diesel rabbit/audi/volvo/mercedes cars.
the first picture shows one in my mk1 t3, bolted to the stock bracket.
I re-tapped the housing for 5/16 barbed hose fittings.

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this will also work on the mk2/mk3 cars- all I did was remove the stock filter,
replace it with a 3 inch piece of 5/16 steel fuel line (double flare the ends)
and mount the housing behind the battery. here is a pic of a mk3

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this will not work on a mk4 car because the fuel filter is in the gas tank :evil: :evil:

P.S.-the WIX filter has 1/3 more area and is 1/2 the money 11 vs 21 US$ :rock:

the filter element is a WIX p/n 33472 with a water drain.... :shock:... :D... :D

8 -10 GPM, 10 micron, 330 PSI burst pressure.

( filter info. found at http://www.wixfilters.com )


good luck 8)


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Good FAQ. Gave you some Karma ;).

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:59 am 
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87t1 wrote:
this will not work on a mk4 car because the filter is in the gas tank :evil: :evil:

from what I've read the MK4 filter is beside the tank not in it. I shouldn't be too hard to relocate it to the engine compartment, where it belongs.


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 Post subject: fuel filter
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:20 pm 
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hello TBell,

i have a 2001 1.3 litre swift, and the filter is located inside the fuel tank-i have replaced it.
my filter cost 115 US to buy. :( heres a pic of blurcomets filter (same type as mine)

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the filter is marked by the top red arrow, it fits around the fuel pump.

i hope yours is an early 1996, good luck. :)


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maybe that's for the 1.3L because mine is outside.


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Mines basically beside the tank.

95 Geo maybe its the whole 98up.

I need to replace my filter soon and I hate how it is set up.


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Maybe there is another filter in the tank but the one you replace is a little canister type deal. I know on my Jeep, there is a "sock" that strains the fuel right before it goes into the pump. Maybe this is the same thing. I even have my FSM at work today and it shows it there also. Don't know about the '98s.


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Does anyone know some exact years and models that these came on? I had a look around the wrecker and couldnt find anything.

Also if theyre located under the hood or under the car.

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Under the hood and 1980-present cars.
(Basically most diesel cars use them.)


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fender, firewall, driver or passenger side? I looked in 4 or 5 diesel vw's and didnt notice a single one, I really dont want to have to pay $25 for another replacement.

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Anyone??

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vw rabbit diesels on right inner fender passenger side near strut tower. :wink:


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Im trying to locate the fuel filter in my 93 Barina, searched threads on here and while helpful I still cant find the darn thing!!!

What model/year is the fuel filter located in the tank?
Any ideas on where my fuel filter would be located?
Pictures would be very helpful ;)


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check under the car in front of the Left Rear tire ..

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