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Old 04-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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How often do you change fuel filters if driving less than 5K miles per year?

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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Every 12 months OR 10,000 miles that is unless you some how get some contaminated
fuel.
I check my fuel/water filter often and check what that shows. If I see an increase in
water I may bump the filter change up if it continues.
I have never understood why people with this kind of investment try to avoid changing filters and fluids until the last hour or mile of operation.
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Once a year.

Fuel filters are expensive but my engine is way more expensive. It may be unnecessary to replace the filters that often, but you know the old saying "Better safe than sorry".

I also replace my oil and oil filter once a year for the exact same reason.
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The best idea if you care is time or mileage which ever comes first.
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Thanks all, that's my schedule as well (12 months). Been told I'm wasting my money ($31.00 for both) but what is the price of "peace of mind"?
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I would rather spend $31.00 a few times that 10 or more thousand because I was too
cheap.
To those that say I am wasting my money good then I tell them will they foot the bill
if they are wrong funny no takers.
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Once a year.

Fuel filters are expensive but my engine is way more expensive. It may be unnecessary to replace the filters that often, but you know the old saying "Better safe than sorry".

I also replace my oil and oil filter once a year for the exact same reason.
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Think about this. The average car gets 20-35 mpg. That is roughly 3-5 times less gas going through there fuel filters for the same mileage, than the average Motorhome. Shouldn't we be changing our fuel filters more often than than your cars fuel filter?
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Think about this. Look at the difference in size of filter and how much fuel they are made to handle. Also most diesels have at least 2 filters
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #10
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How often do you change fuel filters if driving less than 5K miles per year?

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I not only change the filters once a year, I also put a bottle of fuel injection cleaner in to keep the moisture under control it cleaner your injectors so the engine runs it's best.
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The bottom line is the cleaner you can keep the air, oil, and fuel the longer you avoid
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