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Join Date: Dec 2008
ok, here is how it goes.
First of all you need to make sure that this is your problem - dirty fuel filter that is.
If there are remains of rust or dirt inside your fuel filter, then that must come from somewhere ! Definately not the pipes and definately not the fuel pump. So you are left with the tank !
Due to the structure of the tank, you can never be 100% sure that its completely clean, as you cant see the complete tank's insides !
If this is the case, you will need to remove the tank and either change it or give it a thourough clean out !
Your injectors could use a clean as well.
If on the other hand you cant find any remains in the filter and you are not so sure that its dirty fuel thats causing the problem, in order to save all this trouble with the tank and injectors, simply attach a fuel pressure gauge directly on your fuel regulator, to see how much pressure you have. Maybe problems are from a weak fuel pump or a faulty regulator. You should have at least 2.5 to 3.5 bar pressure on idle and full throttle respectively.
Best of luck , keep us posted