Question about 2001 Subaru Outback
I would like to know where my fuel filter is on my 2001 2.5L Subaru Outback
Technically it is a 2002 (first year or outback) it is in the engine compartment next to the brake master cylinder
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In 2005 Subaru moved the fuel filters to the fuel tank for both 4-cyl and 6-cyl cars. What is confusing is the statement in the owner's manual about replacement intervals; the statement actually only applies to 4-cyl cars. Even though the filter is mounted in the tank, this is still a replaceable element on 4-cyl, but not on 6-cyl. The 6-cyl filter element is part of the entire fuel pump assembly (a $300 assembly) and is not sold separately. Therefore the 6-cyl filter is intended to be a "lifetime" part, which really means it gets replaced when the fuel pump fails and the entire pump assembly is replaced.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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