Fuel Filter reccomendations....

dcjkrueger

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 21, 2015
Location
Huron, Ohio
TDI
2003
What fuel filters would you recommend for a 2003 Jetta ALH TDI ? I have been getting mine thru NAPA, but I am concerned that it may not be good enough. A lot of knockoffs out there. Thanks in advance.
 

tikal

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2001
Location
Southeast Texas
TDI
2004 Passat Wagon (chainless + 5 MT + GDE tune)
Options to purchase trustable TDI parts

Some options for you: from the dealer or online from our trusted TDI merchants (see this link for more info).
 

Giberish33

Veteran Member
Joined
May 30, 2017
Location
Montreal, Qc
TDI
1997 Jetta TDi 1z
I usually get mine (and most maintenance parts) from rockauto. Mann or Mahle either one is good. I've heard good things about napa filters fuel/oil/air. I believe they are WIX filters.

Seeing as you are in the USA, I recommend you checkout IDparts. They have all the right stuff and shipping / parts cost should be much better for you than me in Canada. I used to buy from IDparts but they no longer have a cheap shipping option to Canada so rockauto is my goto.
 

ahldailydriver02

Veteran Member
Joined
May 9, 2019
Location
Arlington, Ne
TDI
02 Jetta 5 speed, 03 Jetta Wagon 5 speed
You could always to do a fuel filter conversion and use a Cat, Baldwin, Donaldson or Wix filters. They are generally cheaper, last longer and filter better, oh and a lot easier to change too. Just a thought nothing against the stock filters just something to consider.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
TDI
'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
I use the UFI filters (sometimes packaged as Sofima) on my MKIVs. They're less expensive than MANN, and were OE on the cars when assembled.
 
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