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Here's the filter out of my truck, I acquired it at 95K miles and it has probably never been changed. The paper is white when new!
 

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It was probably that color after 5,000 miles.... Not saying you don't need to change them, just doubt they would stay white long.
 

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Tacominator said:
Here's the filter out of my truck, I acquired it at 95K miles and it has probably never been changed. The paper is white when new!
Wow thats crazy, i try to get in the habit of changing mine every two years.
 

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When I purchased my truck, SOMEHOW the fuel filter was installed backwards, and still ran, as well as passed smog.
 

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Tacoma747 said:
It was probably that color after 5,000 miles.... Not saying you don't need to change them, just doubt they would stay white long.
Yea, BUT when I drained it backwards, lots of crap came out. Belive me, it was dirty and it's not the first yota filter I have seen this dirty. One tank of mexican gas should do the trick!
 

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What kind of milage were you getting before and after?
 

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What kind of milage were you getting before and after?
Won't make any difference. Pressure at the injectors should be the same or the engine won't run at all.

I discovered the need to change these after my Isuzu Trooper wouldn't start one day. Also discovered the fuel pump gets it's lube from the flowing fuel. When the fuel stops flowing from the clogged filter, the pump seizes.

Since that is mounted INSIDE the fuel tank, it is a major PITA to change. Did I mention the pump was $300+ with me doing the installation?

Change your filter. I do mine every 25,000 miles. Dropping a gas tank with 100 pounds of fuel inside is much harder.
 
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