Filters auto parts: Fuel Filter
Fuel filter is necessary for all cars without any exceptions and not depending on the kind of fuel used - petrol or diesel fuel. Fuel that is sold on fuel station is already filtered, but still particles of solid substance can get into it. Small particles that come off the inside part of the fuel holding tank or petrol pump can easily provoke dirtying of the air filter. The dust that gets into the tank must be filtered before fuel supply to the engine.
Fuel filter is responsible for the supplying of clean fuel into the engine. This ensures efficiency and prolongs service life. In many cases fuel filter for carburetor engine is situated in the inlet manifold, but for diesel engine filter in form of a cartridge is fixed with flange. It is necessary regularly to change the fuel filter, because it blocks with solid particles of fuel. In this case you need to examine it. If the engine doesn’t work on full power the reason also may be in the blocked filter. After the filter is changed the engine again works with optimal power.
To install a new filter in your car isn’t a difficult task. Every car owner can do this without any problem. Of course, it is necessary to take into consideration that before you install the fuel filter inside it must be fuel. This will make engine start easy because without enough fuel supply of fuel to the petrol pipe may be interrupted. If you need other spare parts for car, you need to look through our online-catalogue. In our Internet shop you will find horns, brake shoe facing, outside rear-view mirror, taillights, starter, generators, stub axles, condensers and air conditioner compressors. We help you to repair and save on maintenance.
Fuel filter failures
Signs of failures
Causes of failures
The filter should be checked regularly, every 10 000 operational kilometers preferably. Manufacturers of fuel system components generally regulate the term of their service in 50 000 - 60 000 operational kilometers, but it is better to change filters twice more often for ensuring proper work of all the system.
Repair and replacement
It is very convenient to entrust the replacement of the fuel filter to specialists, though this procedure is quite easy.
Consider the following recommendations during replacement: