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Old 04-21-2010, 11:44 PM
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i want to change my fuel filter cause my engine is running to lean will i need any special tools
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you don't change a fuel filter because you're running lean; you do it because every 40k, you should.

you have something else going on, maybe a failing fpr, bad injector, or the like...
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you don't change a fuel filter because you're running lean; you do it because every 40k, you should.

you have something else going on, maybe a failing fpr, bad injector, or the like...

well i never changed it and so i thought it would help the car lean out my gauge reads lean after it warms up the car has 140k on it and i dont think its ever been changed before i bought it 2 years ago i put 32k on it the fpr is new and i dont think the injectors are bad what else could it be
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my gauge reads lean after it warms up
What gauge is that? Check for codes, if you don't have any lean codes then it probably isn't running lean. The ECU and injectors (together with a bunch of sensors), control the mixture, not the fuel filter.
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What gauge is that? Check for codes, if you don't have any lean codes then it probably isn't running lean. The ECU and injectors (together with a bunch of sensors), control the mixture, not the fuel filter.


my air fuel gauge and i thought it might have somthing to do with it maybe a clogged fuel filter but any way my orignal question was how is it changed and is there any special tool that i might need
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never mind i found a dyi thank for the help not!
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Ahhh, you should have mentioned that you are supercharged and who made the kit.

I'd also run a good fuel system cleaner through it, if your kit has the system running a Carb, it's surprising how much **** can build up in all the little channels and jets if you aren't running or even running good fuel but get it from scuzzy tanks(how can you know, the tanks are often older than the stations).

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get ready to break a fuel line.

other than that its easy. use the writeup on vortex
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Ahhh, you should have mentioned that you are supercharged and who made the kit.

I'd also run a good fuel system cleaner through it, if your kit has the system running a Carb, it's surprising how much **** can build up in all the little channels and jets if you aren't running or even running good fuel but get it from scuzzy tanks(how can you know, the tanks are often older than the stations).



well i think as well as my mechanically sound friend that the filter might be clogged and is making my car lean as well as the little misfire so i will change it as see tomorrow thanks for all the advice and its still fuel injected neuspeed makes the SC
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you don't change a fuel filter because you're running lean; you do it because every 40k, you should.

you have something else going on, maybe a failing fpr, bad injector, or the like...
Excellent advise.... No matter what VW say's nothing is lifetime...
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Is the fuel filter one of those lifetime parts that the dealer doesn't change?
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Is the fuel filter one of those lifetime parts that the dealer doesn't change?
Not sure about the dealer ignoring the fuel filter but VW says it is a lifetime filter,which =100,000 miles.(my car never goes to the dealer) But i have changed mine @ 40,000 miles on every VW i've owned and have never had a fuel related problem.
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gonna change the fuel filter today as soon as the wife gets home hopefully this solves my problems a little misfire and running lean
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I doubt thats going to solve your problems. I just replaced my filter at 92k and it was original. I had slight power loss and it wasn't as responsive but certainly not running lean or having a misfire. I agree with others in this thread that you have other problems.

Getting a Bentley is really what you need to do. It will really help in troubleshooting and repairs. If you put a supercharger on your car, take the little bit of extra money to get the tools to take care of the car.
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Not sure about the dealer ignoring the fuel filter but VW says it is a lifetime filter,which =100,000 miles.(my car never goes to the dealer) But i have changed mine @ 40,000 miles on every VW i've owned and have never had a fuel related problem.
Okay thanks, I think I'm going to change mine now. My car has 100k on it and for about 95k of it it was completely dealer serviced.
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well the filter is changed it wes very easy took me about 10 min. and your right canadianbugin its still lean and but i think the miss is gone i didnt see it so what else could be causing it to be lean the gauge i got is a sunpro air fuel led gauge
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Are you running a wide band sensor or the factory 4 wire? How old is the sensor?

Still running the stock computer? I'd check it for codes, it'll tell ya what's cooking. If no codes...

I'd say your next option may be the O2 sensor aging, they do get dirty as time passes. Only way to clean em, is to pull em off the car, buy some Simple Green Extreme Pro-Series, and soak the sensor in a container at room temp for 2 or 3 days, and watch the carbon and junk fall out.

I'd also suggest:

Red Line Synthetic Oil - Gasoline Fuel Additives - SI-1 Complete Fuel System Cleaner

Very good stuff, and remember no filter catches everything.
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ok i think i found my lean problem theres an air leak in the rubber intake gasket that came with my SC kit anyone else out there have the neuspeed SC kit
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