View Full Version : Fuel Filter Options?

03-05-2008, 10:34 AM
Would it be possible to use an old skool fuel filter, like the clear ones held on by hose clamps, or is the pressure in the system too great? I hate fooling with those damn banjo fittings. Does it need to be a certain size, or does it matter at all?

03-05-2008, 11:38 AM
The banjo fittings are easy, just use a line wrench, one on the top and one on the bottom of the fuel filter.

Easy peasy.

Edit: Oh and probably can't use the old school filters as the old school filters are by and large for carbureted cars which don't have nearly the fuel pressure of EFI systems.

03-06-2008, 05:11 AM
The old school filters are fine if you don't mind gas line explosions. :)

Sorry, couldn't resist. An additional inline filter could work assuming you used the correct high pressure line and hose clamps, but I've never seen a clear filter capable of withstanding FI pressure.

It might be possible to use something like the filter GM used on it's FI cars for a number of years, though...

03-06-2008, 05:35 AM
I need to replace my filter too, what sucks is the recommended flter is the most expensive one....fram is about $18. What kind of options are there?

03-06-2008, 05:54 AM
I think the biggest hassle, at least with the GT4's is the location of the fuel filter.....I've been thinking about relocating mine when I install my new FPR

03-06-2008, 06:03 AM
where are they located? I'd like to know before I even consider changing mine

03-06-2008, 06:17 AM
Well bear in mind that mine is RHD, but the filter is low down in the rear corner of the engine bay on the passenger side. You access the bottom fitting through the axle hole in the body. It's one job that is a real PITA but only due to location.

03-06-2008, 06:20 AM
where are they located? I'd like to know before I even consider changing mine

Against the firewall, driver's side.

03-06-2008, 06:28 AM
cool, I'll do some inspecting, thanks guys

03-06-2008, 06:36 AM
Aeromotive makes an inline fuel filter with AN-10, another with AN-12 fittings.


10 micron :)

03-06-2008, 09:53 AM
The how-to for changing the fuel filter's in the stickied info thread in the fifth-gen forums.

03-06-2008, 10:47 AM
Nice, thanks WOT! :bigthumbu