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meg
10-09-2009, 02:22 PM
How often do most people change fuel filter? I have an 06 and it's never been changed. It will sometimes hesitate to start- not alot but sometimes. I can turn the ignition key to the right for 5 seconds and back and it does start easier. Is that a sign of dirty filter?

Thanks to all for answers for us less mechanically inclined!!!!

G-man
10-09-2009, 03:20 PM
The filter is in the gas tank, most people don't change it. Where do you buy your fuel, gas stations or a marina. This pretty much tells you the condition of the fuel your buying around here.

MC X-15
10-09-2009, 05:03 PM
Would gas station fuel be cleaner than a marina fuel, or vice versa?

sand2snow22
10-09-2009, 05:10 PM
My understanding (and I could be wrong) is that the filter only filters the fuel if the tank is below 1/4. I have an 2005 I've changed it twice, make that 3 times b/c after my fuel pump failed, I'm pretty sure they put a new filter on the new fuel pump.

wtrjock
11-02-2009, 03:02 PM
Did you change the fuel filter yourself, or take it to the dealer? I am at 200hrs on my 2005 X10, so they recommend the fuel filter changed. The dealer wants $120 to do it. I am weighing doing my own winterizing this year. Dealer wants $400 for oils, winterizing, and fuel filter. I did it myself last year, but it took a whole day. I am not sure if I want to take the time this year. What do you guys think?

meg
11-02-2009, 03:28 PM
I am contemplating it- At $120 that's a decent price. Winterize yourself!!! Very easy and the oil change is idiot proof. The fuel filter for a non-mechanical guy like me seems to be more difficult and more complicated. Any inpuut on fuel filter change?

bigmac
11-02-2009, 04:04 PM
I've never changed my fuel filter and have no plans to do so unless I have some other reason to pull the in-tank module.

trickskier
11-02-2009, 05:49 PM
I change mine every year as part of my tune-up.................A real PITA!!!

Thrall
11-03-2009, 08:44 AM
'06 with about 60 hrs. Hasn't been changed. Neither has the trans filter. Was going to change both when I bought it this summer, but dealer said not reccomended until 100hrs. Given the difficulty and cost of both (compared to the old boat), I'll wait until the end of next year. They gotta be good for that long at least. Changed them every yr (no trans filter) on the old boat, but it took 5min and $5 to do it.
Fuel filter don't look that hard though. Undo a dozen screws, pull the pump out, change the filter. Use a new gasket I was told. Maybe that was a way to get another $10 out of me!

trickskier
11-03-2009, 10:37 AM
Transmission filter is made out of a metal mesh. You just clean and put it back in. A new one will run around $100.00

Thrall
11-03-2009, 12:00 PM
Transmission filter is made out of a metal mesh. You just clean and put it back in. A new one will run around $100.00

No chit? Bought one from skidim, about $60 iirc. Not sure I've opened the box yet.
Anyone need a filter? Apparently I got hosed.

russlars
11-03-2009, 02:40 PM
I changed my fuel filter about 3 years ago so I am probably due for a new one. It is my understanding that they can only be pruchased from the MC dealer. Is that correct?

Gator
11-03-2009, 04:12 PM
In tank fuel filter is part# 155101 and costs ~ $17. Need to remove the 12 hex bolts on the gas tank to remove the fuel pump, filter snaps on the bottom of fuel pump.

JohnnyB
11-03-2009, 06:07 PM
In tank fuel filter is part# 155101 and costs ~ $17. Need to remove the 12 hex bolts on the gas tank to remove the fuel pump, filter snaps on the bottom of fuel pump.

$17 from where....I seem to remember it costing much more.

I change my fuel filter every 100 hours.

I checked my tranny filter at 200 hours and it was completely clean...considering the PITA to take it out, its not worth it......you're right, its a wire mesh that can be cleaned and reinstalled.

Gator
11-06-2009, 03:20 PM
Buy it online at
http://mymastercraft.com/parts.cfm?product_type=GENERAL&company=NONE&sub_product=Filters&cat=Part