Fuel filter replacement

Rocket Scientist

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Recently got My Mahle replacement fuel filter. 75,000 miles, figured it was time. Do I have to remove the tank or can I do it with tank lifted ?
 

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The trick is having room to twist that fuel pump assembly out & the angle that it is at when coming out :banghead:
If you can get it out with just the tank front lifted, you risk bending the float rod, & where it rubs the contact area at the end it will get eff'd up
It's ok if you wanna ask me how I know - I have a decal covering up my low fuel light that will not go off!!!!!! :mad: :(
 

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Yes I believe that is why there is a replacement float assembly in the update kits which is not a fangled up as the old style. Still it can be done with the tank proped up.
 

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Yes I believe that is why there is a replacement float assembly in the update kits which is not a fangled up as the old style. Still it can be done with the tank proped up.
I got the new float in my update kit, think I should put that one in ? Isn't that supposed to read more accurately ?
 

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I got the new float in my update kit, think I should put that one in ? Isn't that supposed to read more accurately ?
I not aware of accuracy but I know a lot of the dealers incuding the one who changed my first filter was bending the old style. The new one is easier to stick in the tank for sure.
 

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I have the new style I assume as I had the update kit installed By Triumph (2 years out of warranty). Probably time to change my filter too as I have about 110,000kms on the beast. Time for new plugs too I think.
 
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