The fuel system stores gasoline or diesel in the tank and then draws on this through fuel lines and delivers it through A Fuel Filter to either a carburetor or fuel injector. Fuel is then supplied to the cylinder chamber where it is mixed with air, vaporized, and burned to produce energy.
A Fuel Filter is a critical part of this system as it protects your engine from harmful debris. Fuel filters serve a vital function in today’s modern, tight-tolerance engine fuel systems. Unfiltered fuel may contain several kinds of contaminants, such as paint chips and dirt that has been knocked into the tank while filling, or rust caused by moisture in a steel tank. The fuel filter was designed to catch these small impurities in your gas before it enters your engine, so only pure gasoline is used. If these substances are not removed before the fuel enters the fuel injectors, they will cause rapid wear and failure of the fuel pump and injectors. This is due to the abrasive action of the particles on the high-precision components used in modern injection systems. Fuel filters also improve performance, as the fewer contaminants present in the fuel, the more efficiently it can be burnt.
Diesel filters also remove the moisture from the diesel to prevent poor fuel burn, reduced power and protection against corrosion of metal components. Diesel fuel filters are available in spin-on water separator and multi-port types in addition to spin-on, cartridge, metal-free and wrap.
Where is the fuel filter located?
The fuel filter is located somewhere in between your fuel tank and your engine. Typically, the fuel filter is either located inside the fuel tank (in the opening of the fuel line, which feeds gas to your car), or somewhere in the fuel line (this is usually at the bottom of your car.) If you are unsure of your fuel filter’s location, your owner’s manual will contain a precise answer.
Reasons to change your Fuel Filter on time:
Replacing the fuel filter in your vehicle is important because it ensures engine efficiency. When replacing the filter, take professional help if needed. Make sure to replace the filters as recommended by the manufacturer.
Some possible telltale signs to your Fuel Filter needs to be replaced:
It is advisable to change a diesel filter on average every 30,000 km and a petrol filter every 50,000 km. We do recommend that you check your manufacturer’s manual to confirm the specific service interval for your vehicle.