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Re: [T3] Fuel pump not going.

On 17 Jan 2003 at 19:30, Mark Healey wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Jan 2003 16:01:06 -0600, Jim Adney wrote:

> >I almost never replace that filter unless there is a symptom of a problem
> >related to it, and there NEVER is UNLESS the overflow hose has been left broken
> >for an extended period.
> According to Muir it should be changed every 6000 miles.

That is VW's recommendation, too, but I never found it necessary. Certainly I 
changed them religously at first, but as time passed I realized that they just 
filtered a rather clean substance anyway and decided to see how important it 
was. Eventually I discovered that they never clog up or limit flow unless the 
overflow hose has broken allowing road dirt and water to wash in there.

What I did was to install a new one and then let the old one dry out. If it was 
full of dirt it would be hard to blow thru, but my old ones were always as free 
flowing as the new ones, once they dried out.

OTOH, I've seen them almost fully packed with MUD, when the overflow hose had 
been neglected.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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