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#16 Old 11-04-2009, 10:04 PM
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The subaru place here quoted me ay $790 IF nothing was wrong.

i told them not to bother scheduling me in. i went later and asked for a fuel filter and the guy at the parts desk said my car didn't even have one...

i stopped going to my dealership after that.



i also just got a letter informing me that on 2005-2007 imprezas have a one way fuel valve that needs to be removed. removal of the valve will not affect performance because it has been deemed unnecessary. if the fuel level get below 1.5 gal it's supposed to provide a fuel reserve for the fuel pump during cornering. BUT it may inadvertantly keep the small reserve from refilling causing the engine to suck in air and misfire. it could also screw up your catalytic converter pretty bad.

it's free to get it removed. i'm gettin my done wednesday. any one else?
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^^ What car do you have. Put it in your info over..........

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Well, as usual I'm very thankful to have fellow enthusiast that also will do their own maintenance when possible. I looked through the parts and WOW do I find some contradicting Shizz... here's a copy of what I have on paper back in my glove box: Subaru Maintenance Schedules Scheduled Maintenance on your Subaru Under the 15,000 mile service I have a few extra's and the fuel filter is one of them. considering what I've just read in the last 20 minutes, I don't know what to believe at all... Also, the 15,000 mile service from the dealership is only $100 and I have a 12% off coupon, lol. If the dumb fuel filter itself is $70... I would be alright to just take it in there. OOORRR, if I am not in a big hurry to do it I could do what I planned and change to a Walboro 255 at the same time I do the filter by myself. Hmmm. This is more complicated than I thought! Any takes on what the real scoop is with these? I have noticed a drop in MPG for certain (about 2mpg on the same roads) and would attribute that to the fuel filter amongst other items, so I really want to get this puppy back in tip top again. Also, I'm just shy of 1,000 miles 'till the next scheduled oil/filter change so this is really early, but needs to be done.

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I helped a friend do his in tank filter and was nothing. Do the fuel pump at the same time. Don't use the walbro sock though.

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I'm still bummed because:

(1) my fuel filter is somewhat hard to change since it's in the gas tank and not in the engine bay like the 05 and older models

(2) it's pretty expensive at the dealership

(3) it's not in stock at the Frederick Subaru dealership because the mechanic I talked to there said "oh, we don't even change those things... my daughter has a Subaru [whatever model] and she's driven well over 100k miles and we've never changed the fuel filter in that... yadda yadda..." I'm thinking I'll swing by the Hagerstown Subaru dealership at some point and ask them and see what they say.

(4) it's recommended by the manual that came with my car to change every 30,000 miles, but I still haven't done it and I'm approaching 48,000 miles

For now, I'm still planning to do nothing with my stock fuel filter until it's time to upgrade to a Walbro 255 lph fuel pump in preparation for a larger turbo and other supporting mods... which probably won't be any time soon unfortunately.

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I'm pretty sure my dealership doesn't change them either. But, I did swap my fuel pump out for a Walboro already.

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I'm still bummed because:

(1) my fuel filter is somewhat hard to change since it's in the gas tank and not in the engine bay like the 05 and older models

(2) it's pretty expensive at the dealership

(3) it's not in stock at the Frederick Subaru dealership because the mechanic I talked to there said "oh, we don't even change those things... my daughter has a Subaru [whatever model] and she's driven well over 100k miles and we've never changed the fuel filter in that... yadda yadda..." I'm thinking I'll swing by the Hagerstown Subaru dealership at some point and ask them and see what they say.

(4) it's recommended by the manual that came with my car to change every 30,000 miles, but I still haven't done it and I'm approaching 48,000 miles

For now, I'm still planning to do nothing with my stock fuel filter until it's time to upgrade to a Walbro 255 lph fuel pump in preparation for a larger turbo and other supporting mods... which probably won't be any time soon unfortunately.
you can install a Walbro anytime, no need for a tune, you can get a 255 for $70 and if you get the install kit it will come with a filter.

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^ Is it easy to get replacement fuel filters for the Walbro pump? (Sorry if that's a dumb question, too lazy to research now)

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first fredbeansparts.com has the install kit for $30 but we dont need them. if your careful you can re-uses your stock stuff, the wrx harness plugs right into the Walbro pump so the kit comes with a harness for cars that cant plug right in and the Walbro pump with the Walbro filter are to large together and people say you cant install both together in are little pump housing so everyone always re-uses the stock filter.

but in your case, if you only wont the filter then buy the install kit for $30 with your stock pump and you should be fine! i cant believe a dealership doesnt look on the microfiche and look at your fuel pump!! right there should be a filter part number too unless subi sells them together.

o another note, civics have filter socks on there fuel pumps, and inline fuel filers. you sure you dont have an inline somewhere. its weird civics have two. also there fuel pumps have the same filter sock. Honda may have the part number for there cars if subi doesnt. but id just buy the install kit if your that worried and dont want to spend a lot of money! again though, if you go to install a Walbro your going to need a stock size filter sock!

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No inline filters on the 06-07

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