2005 CHEVY MALIBU FUEL FILTER CHANGE

  • Tiny
  • mystic117
  • 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Engine Performance problem
2005 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Automatic 86,000 miles

When do I need to change my fuel filter? The oil change guy said I need to change it every 30,000 miles, but my dad said modern cars don't need them changed unless there is a problem. Who is right? My manual doesn't say anything about changing the filter at all.

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 8:04 PM

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  • Tiny
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Who is right?

Both are right.

Here is the problem. You have a filter in the tank that is capable (so the engineers say) of long term filtration qualities. It is not cost effective to replace yours on a maintenance perspective.

Some cars still have in-line filters and 30,000 is not bad advice.L.I go 35,000 myself.

IMHO. Stay away from quick oil change place and chain repair shops.

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 8:53 PM

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