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Old 12-07-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Replacing the in-tank fuel filter in an '06 Outback Sport

Just picked up a 2006 Impreza Outback Sport and has 122k. I want to start the car off with a tune-up and top thing I want to replace is the fuel filter. I know the filter is in tank but not sure where to get the filter and what p/n the filter is. I have seen a couple filters for the 06 sti but not sure if that would fit my vehicle. Any input on this? Also would cleaning the throttle body be a good idea and do these cars have a pcv and iac valve?
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #2
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go to a dealership or an auto parts store, buy the fuel pump filter for the car, drop down the back seats and pull the carpeting out of the back. on the pass side there is a cover with 4 screws, take those off to reveal the top of your gas tank.

Remove the fuel lines, electrical connector and 8 or so 8mm nuts holding the pump in, slowly and carefully remove the fuel pump assembly without bending anything, you may have to twist it around a lot to get it out right. remove the filter from the pump, but DO NOT loose the little ring that attaches it to the pump. Re-install in reverse order.


They do have a pcv. I believe the 06 outbacks are drive by wire though so no IAC valve. Not sure where the PCV is on the N/A cars though.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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I can not find the filter or part number anywhere. Went to 3 parts store and they don't have a filter listed for that year.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:48 PM   #4
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I can not find the filter or part number anywhere. Went to 3 parts store and they don't have a filter listed for that year.
Only dealers have it, and it's a pain in the ass to get as it's nonstock (not a replacement item).

It's a lifetime filter, paper, and probably not worth the effort.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:10 AM   #5
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I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Called the dealer this morning and was told by them that the car doesn't have a fuel filter that Subaru deleted the fuel filter in '05.. I laughed to myself when he told me they didn't have one at all so I didn't bother asking for him to look it up.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:37 AM   #6
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I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Called the dealer this morning and was told by them that the car doesn't have a fuel filter that Subaru deleted the fuel filter in '05.. I laughed to myself when he told me they didn't have one at all so I didn't bother asking for him to look it up.
Yeah, i experienced something similar. The best part is that my 05's manual actually includes the replacement of the filter in the service for 60k. I ended up in pissing match with the local dealer because they failed to order it three times and my car sat for near a month, then got in a pissing match on here because some monkey's tried to argue that it wasn't the dealers fault they were incompetent and Subaru wasn't at fault because the manual was wrong.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:57 AM   #7
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Ill talk to my local dealers parts guy, see if I can get a part number for you.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:32 PM   #8
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Yeah, i experienced something similar. The best part is that my 05's manual actually includes the replacement of the filter in the service for 60k. I ended up in pissing match with the local dealer because they failed to order it three times and my car sat for near a month, then got in a pissing match on here because some monkey's tried to argue that it wasn't the dealers fault they were incompetent and Subaru wasn't at fault because the manual was wrong.
Thank you, I believe in my manual as well it says to replace the filter. I like to go a little overkill on maintenance, but I have yet to have a vehicle fail on me. In one of my old vehicles (Jeep Liberty) the fuel filter was mounted to the top of the fuel tank and you either had to drop the tank or like I did, spend a couple hours cursing the Jeep while working with virtually no room and hardly being able to see what I was doing. It was a "lifetime filter" but I eventually found the filter and it DID make a difference.



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Ill talk to my local dealers parts guy, see if I can get a part number for you.
I appreciate it, if you know of where to find it online or in a national parts store, let me know.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:58 PM   #9
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42072FE020 is the part number you are looking for. I'm certain that the inline fuel filter is the same for 05-07.

SubaruGenuineParts.com is the only dealership run website that I know of that always has them in stock.


Replacing the fuel filter is a simple business. You need to remove the rear seats and find the fuel pump assembly. Within the assembly is the filter.
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I am replacing the fuel pump on an 06 impreza sport and it has a fuel filter in the kit. The assembly is non-trivial to remove to expose the fuel filter.
I'm still working on it.
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I too wanted to replace my fuel filter. I talked to a technician at a Subaru dealership and he said they are lifetime filters so they never need to be replaced... (2005 2.5rs wagon).
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