Fuel Filter - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-11-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
Fuel Filter

Well, I had my oil changed at jiffy Lube for the first time. i usually do it myself, but felt lazy today...

Anyway, they said that Ford recommends changing the fuel filter ever 15,000 miles. I thought that sounded a littlt too frequent, so i declined.

My question is, when does the fuel filter need to be replaced? How often do you guys do this? My old car (a Subaru) required the fuel filter to be replaced at 60,000 miles... so 15,000 sounds a little excessive to me.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-11-2009
98rangerxlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 725
For most vehicles its 50,000 miles. Or you can look in your owners manual
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-11-2009
btm757's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
I believe it actually is 15K I just changed mine a couple weeks ago.. it not too hard. just make sure you use the line tool so you dont break the line lock.. The filter is not that expensive in itself.. It is located in the frame rail on the left side if the truck about where the bed meets the cab.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-11-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98rangerxlt View Post
For most vehicles its 50,000 miles. Or you can look in your owners manual
yeah, thats what i thoght... i lost the owners manual :(

anyway, screw jiffy lube for trying to rip me off! lol
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-11-2009
korey89's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South, FL
Posts: 4,672
15k is excessive imo



and -5 man points for you going to jiffy lube
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-11-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
hmm.....so which one is it? 15 or 50k? lol
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-11-2009
btm757's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Normal Conditions 30,000 miles

Operating in dusty conditions such as unpaved or dusty roads

Every 15,000 miles Replace fuel filter (not required on Fusion, Milan or
Zephyr)

As required Inspect and lubricate U-joints
As required Inspect and lubricate steering linkage ball joints with
zerk fittings
Use of E85 50% of the time or greater (flex fuel vehicles only)
Every 3,000 miles or 3 months Change engine oil and replace oil filter
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-11-2009
btm757's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
I copied it out of the service scheduled maintenance book
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-11-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
awesome, thanks Ben.

very disapointed in jiffy lube. they wanted $80 to change this dang thing... lol
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-11-2009
korey89's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South, FL
Posts: 4,672
Quote:
Originally Posted by btm757 View Post
Every 3,000 miles or 3 months Change engine oil and replace oil filter
Ford must be out of their minds
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-11-2009
karrbass4life's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 3,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by 08XLT4x4 View Post
awesome, thanks Ben.

very disapointed in jiffy lube. they wanted $80 to change this dang thing... lol
...wtf were they going to replace your exhaust bearing too?

Quote:
Originally Posted by korey89 View Post
Ford must be out of their minds
Please tell me that is sarcasm.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-11-2009
btm757's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by 08XLT4x4 View Post
very disapointed in jiffy lube. they wanted $80 to change this dang thing... lol
Robin: Holy Crap Batman thats how you say Robbing the Highway
Batman: No Robin i think you mean Highway Robbery
Robin: F*** You Batman I slept with Cat Woman
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-11-2009
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Jiffy Lube always tends to use the earliest recommended mileage or date for service. I have to take my assigned work vehicle to Jiffy Lube and they always recommend changing out a list of things a mile long. All you have to do is say no, but they will try anything to make a buck. By the way, I have all of the Ford service manuals, including the wiring diagrams, so just PM me if you need any information.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1988 Ranger Fuel Pump or Fuel Filter? TangoKilo SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 2 10-21-2014 08:49 PM
Want to Buy: Fuel line between fuel filter & fuel pump - TN iplayloudly Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 7 05-02-2012 04:10 PM
Broken fuel line connector at my fuel filter. Help. Bobby 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 3 12-01-2011 07:23 PM
Where is the fuel filter at? wanted General Technical & Electrical 1 02-23-2005 03:23 PM
Fuel Filter Replacement eXtremePC General Technical & Electrical 12 12-03-2004 04:29 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:30 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.