Has anyone found a way of adapting an after market fuel filter to the vic set up? I'm at 99,000 miles and will very soon have over 100,000 miles on this filter. Thought maybe I'd change it out but damn I hate paying out that much for an OEM filter.
100K miles and its still flowing, ...gives me confidence to stretch more out of mine then.
Go on leave it in and then we will know just how far they can go before the pump gives up.
If you think your new filter is expensive you should see the price of them in Australia!
You got my curiosity up on the price so I looked it up. About $100 for filter, new gasket, and screws which are all called for if memory serves in replacing the filter.
You must have amazingly clean fuel where you live for your filter to last this long without replacing. Generally they are toast by 30k and look like the burnt kind.
At 100k miles I would go ahead and change out the fuel line from the tank ($70) and carefully inspect the fuel lines inside the tank when you change it.
If you go through one of our vendors here (Toledo) you can probably get around 20% off putting it in the neighborhood of $135 for everything. That sounds like cheap insurance to me to make sure the job is done right with quality parts. Heck; if the stock fuel filter has lasted this long, who's to say an aftermarket one will too? Is it worth saving $10-$30? Your money your call.
I understand the question though. Someone brought up the IAC somewhere and I think it was half_crazy who mentioned it was a common part available elsewhere for much less. It's great when that happens. If you can find the same thing with the filter and verify it's the exact same filter then great! I like saving money too. I also like keeping our vendors in business so they will be there when we need them next time.
As I am reading thru this thread all I can think about is Rylan at the Vic Shop showing or explaining fuel filters sometime in the past.
Facebook post January 21,2014 look it up https://www.facebook.com/TheVicShop/
Also see this video https://youtu.be/nBM6ifDqxas
filter should have been changed about 70,000 miles or so ago. Please take pictures of that thing so we all can learn!!!!!