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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Tank Filter (3.8L V6)

Hope this is the correct sub forum. PS 41 >> in tank filters,>> who has replaced them, what mileage and why? They are now obsolete apparently('down under' at least). If they need to be replaced is there a known successful mod? Are there any subtle pre death symptoms, apart from the obvious 'won't go, sluggish all the time etc Main enquiry relates to the previous owners last service recommended replacing it, but seems to be running good, unless he got an error or something? (I don't have OBD tech here to find out) Deepest apologies if I'm raking old ground here. Apparently when they were available it was the whole caboodle pump/filter/sender and more. $700 + AUD The filter is more than just the old sock set up I think
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 05:53 AM
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Is it something like https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F291848487725
They ship internationally. Otherwise you could buy some *new* socks 😉
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BTW, even though I can't see that you would get any codes for your case, I can recommend an OBD reader with Bluetooth. I bought one for about GB£15 on ebay (yes, them again), and I use the free version of torque-lite on my smart phone.
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You've got to wonder how someone found the beginnings of a fault on something *inside* the fuel tank, unless I don't know what I'm talking about. Perhaps there are signs of fuel leakage at some faulty seal.
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You've got to wonder how someone found the beginnings of a fault on something *inside* the fuel tank, unless I don't know what I'm talking about. Perhaps there are signs of fuel leakage at some faulty seal.
Sadly the filters linked are different.Mits make this hard to get the right part affordably by (a) Running out of replacements in Aust and not making them any more (b) forcing ppl to buy an entire pump etc unit(no longer available here,either) and having p*ss poor schematics whereby someone could ever actually see what the thing looks like so EVEN if they locate a possible fit, there is no way to visually compare.
So far I may have matched it with US parts but its an expensive experiment to buy in hope with the massive shipping rates.

I consider this to be an impending issues for a lot more people in the near future.

Anyone out there ever tried to clean a fuel filter like this with ultrasonic means?

PS: I agree, how on earth are people expected to diagnose the beginnings of a dying filter.If it doesn't show up on OBD(and /or you don't have OBD) it becomes a wait till total blockage scenario, or a potential cash cow for mechanics.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 03:33 PM
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Hmm... it doesn't sound like a very helpful parts market. Perhaps it's meant to be a "Mitsubishi experience", you know, like the Apple approach. And I'd be cynical if I didn't trust the mechanics I always go to. My advice is not to stress over it because the car might die of something else first, but I run old cars.
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