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Old February 18th, 2010, 11:43   #1
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Default Fuel filter looks white inside when i look thru the return fuel hole. Is my filter ok

Fuel filter looks white inside when I look thru the return fuel hole tee on top of the fuel filter. Does that mean my fuel filter is clean?? Should i change it still? It looks pretty damn clean inside. I just bought my Jetta TDI 2 weeks ago so im not sure when she changed it the last time.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:25   #2
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It is white inside when new. Don't go by the looks though, change it when the schedule says so.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:41   #3
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If it were my car, I'd go ahead and change it for peace of mind.

The last fuel filter I changed looked good and I thought I'd hang onto it. However, the car had more power with the new filter, so I pitched the old one into the trash.

Again, if it were mine, I'd replace the air, fuel, and oil and oil filters. Now you know they're new.

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Old February 18th, 2010, 13:29   #4
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If it were my car, I'd go ahead and change it for peace of mind.

The last fuel filter I changed looked good and I thought I'd hang onto it. However, the car had more power with the new filter, so I pitched the old one into the trash.

Again, if it were mine, I'd replace the air, fuel, and oil and oil filters. Now you know they're new.

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how about ATF fluid? Car has 139k I think she mentioned that she did change the ATF fluid once. I will need to verify that.

Im changing my fuel filter as we speak.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 13:33   #5
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Does she have any records where, what, when on the ATF change? IF you have red fluid in there, yes get it flushed asap.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 15:32   #6
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I have a 5 spd man trans.
But yes, I'd change the fluid, too, if it were mine.

Do it all at once, for peace of mind.
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