Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday December 25, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Service & Maintenance

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
BeastianSTI
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 310506
Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Florida
Vehicle:
2005 WRX STi
Silver, Sexy 'n Raspy

Default Are all fuel filters equal?

Hey guys,

I replaced my in tank filter with one that goes in the engine bay. I was just wondering if most filters are the same, or if I need to order a high performance filter due to the amount and pressure of fuel passing through the system.

Thanks !
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
BeastianSTI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
Bacon117
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 118500
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Michigan
Vehicle:
02 Silver Wagon
"Stage 2"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeastianSTI View Post
I replaced my in tank filter with one that goes in the engine bay.


How did you do that?
Bacon117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #3
Unabomber
Big Ron
Moderator
 
Member#: 18062
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: I can save you a ton of cash
Vehicle:
on car parts so PM
me b4 j00 buy

Default

Not to hate but.....this is such an inane topic that it has been researched by zero people and even if there was a difference, the amount of delta between filters could not be a factor of causation between MPG, HP, or reliability factors.

Cliff Notes: stahp
Unabomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 03:25 PM   #4
BeastianSTI
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 310506
Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Florida
Vehicle:
2005 WRX STi
Silver, Sexy 'n Raspy

Default

I didn't mean it as a "what oil is best" kind of situation, but literally...

If I go and buy a 5$ fuel filter from Advanced Autoparts, could it potentially restrict the flow of fuel, which consequently could cause performance issues? That's the real question. I'm having issues with a fuel pressure gauge reading crazy numbers after the sender was installed for a week or so. The sender is good, so i'm wondering if the fuel filter is clogged.

I didn't want to buy another fuel filter while still potentially uninformed.
BeastianSTI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
181stLeader
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 184183
Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: SCIC 91030
Vehicle:
1995 Impreza RSTi
Ver.8 EJ207 Bright Blue

Default

When I did my swap on my GC I did the same thing(stock the GC has an engine bay filter, and the 06 sti gas tank I installed had the tank filter. I didnt want two fuel filters so I gutted the in tank filter(the two halves unscrew then the filter media can be removed). Then I replaced the engine bay filter with a new one.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bacon117 View Post


How did you do that?
181stLeader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
BeastianSTI
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 310506
Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Florida
Vehicle:
2005 WRX STi
Silver, Sexy 'n Raspy

Default

Yup yup! ^
BeastianSTI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #7
supafastR
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 161335
Join Date: Oct 2007
Default

My guess is, outside of a potential quality issue, they're all basically the same. Fuel is pretty clean to start with, unlike an engine oil filter where it is much more imperative for engine life to get a quality filter if you plan to go more than 3-5k oil changes...
supafastR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #8
Unabomber
Big Ron
Moderator
 
Member#: 18062
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: I can save you a ton of cash
Vehicle:
on car parts so PM
me b4 j00 buy

Default

If you are buying a $5 filter to troubleshoot an apparent issue, there is not need to ask about detrimental affects as you shouldn't be wailing on your car whilst troubleshooting. Having a new filter in your car should be one step in the troubleshooting procedure that will bear fruit within .000035 seconds of installation. And one cannot make an internet determination on failure without knowing more facts...you've started to ask a question backwards as you have a wonky fuel pressure gauge problem....start there and work your questions back to the problem rather than trying to lead us forward to your projected solution. Your troubleshooting is assbackwards.
Unabomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 09:14 PM   #9
BeastianSTI
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 310506
Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Florida
Vehicle:
2005 WRX STi
Silver, Sexy 'n Raspy

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unabomber View Post
If you are buying a $5 filter to troubleshoot an apparent issue, there is not need to ask about detrimental affects as you shouldn't be wailing on your car whilst troubleshooting. Having a new filter in your car should be one step in the troubleshooting procedure that will bear fruit within .000035 seconds of installation. And one cannot make an internet determination on failure without knowing more facts...you've started to ask a question backwards as you have a wonky fuel pressure gauge problem....start there and work your questions back to the problem rather than trying to lead us forward to your projected solution. Your troubleshooting is assbackwards.
Right. I've actually got another post for that issue in a different section of the forum. Ya really don't know where I'm at in my troubleshooting process. All I needed to know is if there are specific fuel filters for performance cars. It was suggested that a clogged filter could be clogging up my injectors and fp sensor. Nobody said I'm wailing on the car while troubleshooting lol...
You're just as bad as uncle Scotty.
BeastianSTI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 09:19 PM   #10
Bacon117
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 118500
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Michigan
Vehicle:
02 Silver Wagon
"Stage 2"

Default

Nice, good luck to you.
Bacon117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #11
Unabomber
Big Ron
Moderator
 
Member#: 18062
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: I can save you a ton of cash
Vehicle:
on car parts so PM
me b4 j00 buy

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeastianSTI View Post
You're just as bad as uncle Scotty.
Unabomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 08:04 AM   #12
vicious_fishes
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 158864
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Aussieland
Vehicle:
2003 GD w/EZ30D swap

Default

in answer to your question OP: they're basically all the same/the differences are trivial and won't effect performance.

/thread.
vicious_fishes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #13
Uncle Scotty
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 16200
Join Date: Mar 2002
Vehicle:
OK Houston
we have an Uncle

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeastianSTI View Post
Right. I've actually got another post for that issue in a different section of the forum. Ya really don't know where I'm at in my troubleshooting process. All I needed to know is if there are specific fuel filters for performance cars. It was suggested that a clogged filter could be clogging up my injectors and fp sensor. Nobody said I'm wailing on the car while troubleshooting lol...
You're just as bad as uncle Scotty.

http://www.google.com/gbproducts/...FeU5Qgodc3YAmg

what makes you think you or your filter is special
Uncle Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.