Why do you need to replace the fuel filter and what happens with the car, if you do not change it in time
Unfortunately, today the quality of diesel fuel, which is sold at Russian gas stations, does not meet any factory standards. Therefore, our drivers are not surprised if their fuel system and vehicle components sometimes deteriorate prematurely. This is due to the fact that the domestic diesel fuel has an excessive content of various precipitations, dirt and even heavy metals, not to mention harmful impurities. This all leads to malfunctions of the fuel system. And today we will talk about how often you need to replace the fuel filter in our conditions and what function this part performs.
What is the essence of this device?
This device performs a very important function in the operation of each diesel engine,since it is this part that takes the whole blow from the diesel: it filters it, retaining all heavy metals and dust particles that have fallen into the fuel system due to poor diesel fuel.
When do I need to replace the fuel filter?
Toyota Corolla, Fiat Doblo and many other cars that run on diesel fuel must be equipped with this filter, which must always be in good condition. But sooner or later the system will require the replacement of this part and then the most interesting happens: if the driver fails to notice a malfunction in the car in time, then after a while her engine will break and stall, perhaps even forever.And there is nothing paranormal about it. If the filter becomes clogged, then after a certain moment it can simply release back into the fuel system all the dirt that it has kept in itself throughout the entire life cycle. And it happens instantly, and the engine gets a 100-fold “portion” of heavy metals and all road garbage, which not every specialist can bring out.
How often does the car need to replace the fuel filter?
Based on the foregoing, you can come to the conclusion that the filter must always be changed, and without fail. If you have a diesel car or SUV in your garage, then with high-quality diesel fuel the fuel cleaning filter needs to be changed every 6 months. It is clear that the quality of gasoline at Russian gas stations was probably recalled last time in the 80s, so it’s best to divide this figure by two. This means that during medium operation the filter will require replacement once a season. If you are the owner of a commercial vehicle and use it daily on flights, then it is best to change this part exactly as indicated in the instruction manual. Often, the replacement of the fuel filter on trucks must be done every 10-15 thousand kilometers. But in any case, you need to change this spare part, and you cannot get away from it.
Remember: if you know the exact resource for replacing this part, your iron friend will never grieve you with such “surprises” as a premature failure of the engine.