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prostar205
09-27-2006, 01:59 PM
Does anyone know where the fuel filter is on an '02 L-18 engine?

the legend
09-27-2006, 02:07 PM
attached to the fuel pump in the gas tank. requires special tools/training to replace.Does anyone know where the fuel filter is on an '02 L-18 engine?

PendO
09-27-2006, 03:20 PM
You have to take the pump out of the tank with an allen wrench ... and the fuel filter snaps on the bottom of the pump ... you will not have to disconnect the high pressure fuel line from the pump (that would be the only special tool) ... so if you just want to replace the filter you only have to take the allen bolts out and snap the filter off.

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3309&cat=500&ppuser=2702

trickskier
09-27-2006, 03:28 PM
You have to take the pump out of the tank with an allen wrench ... and the fuel filter snaps on the bottom of the pump ... you will not have to disconnect the high pressure fuel line from the pump (that would be the only special tool) ... so if you just want to replace the filter you only have to take the allen bolts out and snap the filter off.

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3309&cat=500&ppuser=2702

I agree, you should be able to change it yourself. However, DISCONNECT THE BATTERY BEFORE YOU START! IT ONLY TAKES 1 SPARK AROUND A GAS TANK! :eek3: :shocked:

PendO
09-27-2006, 03:47 PM
yeah, unplug the yellow connection ... also, yours will not separate like this one, unless the 4 nuts have fallen off, like they had on ours ...

PendO
09-27-2006, 03:56 PM
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PendO
09-27-2006, 03:56 PM
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PendO
09-27-2006, 03:58 PM
last picture

PendO
09-27-2006, 03:59 PM
and if you need to remove the pump ... there may be pressure built up between the line and pump, unless you have released the pressure on the schraeder valve on the fuel rail ... hold a clean rag over the valve stem and push it in, gas will come out but this way the pressure is released when you take the line off the pump

PendO
09-27-2006, 04:00 PM
here is the "special" tool


caveat ... I would not replace the filter unless you are having fuel pressure issues ... PITA ... 30-60 minutes ... have a bucket around to put the pump/filter assembly in when you are removing the filter

prostar205
09-27-2006, 04:06 PM
Thanks for everyone's responses. I am just getting ready to do the winterization to my X-30 and I remember on my PS205 that it had an inline fuel filter just before the TBI manifold. I could not remember seeing one on the L-18. My dealer replace the fuel pump in July 2005 and the boat has run great since. I will not replace it unless I have starting problems.