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Old 06-11-2005, 12:50 PM   #7
markusmark
 
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Just changed mine this AM. Car has ~48K miles. Drained fule out of the filter and it was black!! I thinbk changing it every ~50K miles is good preventivive maintenance, esp since the fule pressure regulator is part of the filter, at least on later models.

BTW, yanking fuse 54 whilst the engine is runnign sure prevents spilling a lot of gas. And, before you go to restart the engine after putting fuse 54 back, turn the ignition to posit #2 a few time to allow the pump to get fule back in the lines. When you do start it the engine will run roughly for a about 20 seconds or so. It's just the air in the fueling being expelled at the injectors.
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