2006 5.3 Fuel Filter??

Spong

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Dec 12, 2011
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I'm sitting at just under 70k on my 06 TB 5.3 and I've never changed the fuel filter. I read a write up about it on TV and it looks pretty easy. I called the local Napa and they don't show a filter for it? I can't easily look to see if I have one because I have the skid plates which block the view.

Do the 06 up models have a replaceable fuel filter?

Thanks,
Steve
 

Spong

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Bartonmd said:
It's in the tank and supposed to be good for the life of the fuel pump...

Mike

Interesting. Thanks for the info!

I wish it was replaceable! I wonder why they changed to the in tank style? :undecided:
 

Ghoster

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Spong said:
Interesting. Thanks for the info!

I wish it was replaceable! I wonder why they changed to the in tank style? :undecided:

Like all things GM, it was cheaper!:rotfl:
 

Bartonmd

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Nov 20, 2011
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Actually, it's a "sock" so it's got about 10x the capacity of a canister filter, and since the later ones are a returnless fuel system, the fuel only gets filtered once, so there's also less load on the filter...

In short, unless you're getting gas out of a 55 gallon drum in the desert of Mexico all the time, it really is fine for the life of the fuel pump...

Mike
 

Spong

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Well as long as it doesn't give me problems, I'm good with it!
 

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