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How do I replace my fuel filter?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chvyhs, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I have a '90 Suburban with a 350ci. I think I have the stock fuel filter on it (I just bought it in Nov). Is it a pressurized system. What do I need to know before I atemped this?

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    Just that you'll get gas everywhere when you disconnect the filter. It helps to put rags underneath the filter/frame rail to help catch some of the gas. Takes about 15 mins to do.
     
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    It's much easier than a F*rd, you actually get to use REAL tools, rather than little plastic spring retractors...

    Passenger side, inside of frame rail...in case you weren't aware and make sure to put in in correctly, as they are directional.

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    So I just take the old one off, put the new one on, and go?

    The reason I'm doing this is to bring back some performance. I did the air filter, oil and oil filter, next I want to do the fuel filter. After the fuel filter I plan on doing the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and trans filter. Can you think of anything else that might bring back some power?

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    Pay a little bit extra and get performance wires, cap, etc. Open up the gap on the spark plugs a few thousandths. Put some fuel injecter cleaner in the tank.

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    Correct...old off, new on and go. It's pressurized, so have some old rags on hand when you pull the lines.

    Sounds like you have it pretty much covered. Might want to also change out your coolant, make sure your thermostat is working properly and use a good fuel injector cleaner in the tank (after the new filter).

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