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Old 10-08-2002, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default wrx fuel filter replacement

is this as straight forward as it seems? i am hoping that when i go to disconnect the 2 tubes connected to the old filter that gas doesn't come flying out. is it pressurized? any other tips?
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Old 10-08-2002, 01:51 PM   #2
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The fuel lines are left pressurized by the fuel pump long after the engine is shut down. Unless you don't mind having the engine (and yourself) sprayed with fuel, you should depressurize the fuel lines before disconnecting the fuel filter. To depressurize the fuel lines, reach under the passenger side dash and disconnect the green connector shown in this pic. That will disable the fuel pump relay. Then crank the engine for a few seconds (10-20?), to let the fuel injectors bleed off the fuel pressure.



Don't forget to reconnect the connector after you are finished replacing the fuel filter, and don't be surprised if it takes a few extra cranks the first time, before it starts up again.
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:04 PM   #3
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Good job Rocky
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:12 PM   #4
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thanks very much for the post Rock. pictures and everything!

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Old 10-09-2002, 02:08 AM   #5
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they're $18.xx on subaruparts.com. I would just order a couple since they are so cheap. I could have just imagined it but the car felt smoother after replacing mine, from now on I'm changing it at every 15k.
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Old 10-09-2002, 09:43 AM   #6
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one more question: the new filter appears different from the one i have in my car. the one i have now has a black top, and the new one is all silver. did they change the part?
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Old 10-09-2002, 12:36 PM   #7
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not sure if they changed the part but every replacement filter I've seen is silver.
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Old 10-09-2002, 01:05 PM   #8
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i just changed mine out, and i don't recall noticing the color difference. I picked up a Purolator replacement fuel filter.
I'll pop my hood and confirm that it has the black top

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Old 10-09-2002, 02:56 PM   #9
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my dealer finally returned my call. he said that the silver one is correct for the wrx, so they must have changed the part. the black one is almost a year old, so its definitely possible.
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Old 10-10-2002, 12:12 PM   #10
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I took a look just now at my replacement fuel filter,

the purolator replacement fuel filter
purolator part # F54668
has a black top

not that the color matters but.. for you info
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