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Fuel filter service indicator?

Postby Titus » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:14 am

Hi everyone.
Trying to fathom out this fuel service indicator thingy!
I have read the handbook and done exactly what it says, but nothing changes.
I can see the coloured bands, and the indicator is about two thirds full of fuel, but when the plunger is pressed what actually do i read from against the coloured bands, should there be a plunger which draws along the cylinder? I can only presume as nothing changes, something is not working correctly?
I will change the filter anyway, but can't get my head around this little device.
regards Geoff. :?
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Re: Fuel filter service indicator?

Postby wexican » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:57 pm

These things are a bit contrary especially if a few years old, best to just keep record of mileage on filter I find.
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Re: Fuel filter service indicator?

Postby mjs 73 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:07 pm

wexican wrote:These things are a bit contrary especially if a few years old, best to just keep record of mileage on filter I find.

How many miles before a change would you recommend? Thanks
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Re: Fuel filter service indicator?

Postby Titus » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:13 pm

Does anyone know how to read these things? :(
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Re: Fuel filter service indicator?

Postby muddydisco » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:15 pm

You re-set the gauge when pressed . You see a yellow plunger come down it stages
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Re: Fuel filter service indicator?

Postby ake » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:33 pm

mjs 73 wrote:
wexican wrote:These things are a bit contrary especially if a few years old, best to just keep record of mileage on filter I find.

How many miles before a change would you recommend? Thanks


I get my van serviced at around 12000 miles instead of waiting till 15k miles, and I always get and air filter and fuel filter every service
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