Question about 2001 Subaru Outback
I would like to know where my fuel filter is on my 2001 2.5L Subaru Outback
Technically it is a 2002 (first year or outback) it is in the engine compartment next to the brake master cylinder
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
In 2005 Subaru moved the fuel filters to the fuel tank for both 4-cyl and 6-cyl cars. What is confusing is the statement in the owner's manual about replacement intervals; the statement actually only applies to 4-cyl cars. Even though the filter is mounted in the tank, this is still a replaceable element on 4-cyl, but not on 6-cyl. The 6-cyl filter element is part of the entire fuel pump assembly (a $300 assembly) and is not sold separately. Therefore the 6-cyl filter is intended to be a "lifetime" part, which really means it gets replaced when the fuel pump fails and the entire pump assembly is replaced.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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