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Guys, recently emailed my local Alfa specialist about costs for a service. They reckon I probably won't, but I MIGHT have a rare fuel filter that was fitted to some cars (mine is the 147 JTD 16v 150). If this is the case it will cost an extra £40 on top of the usual service cost... Sounds a lot of cash for a filter? Is there any way of knowing if I have this special filter?:confused:

edit: The title should have said 'Do 'I' have a special fuel filter'...
 

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more than one "special" fuel filter about ...
My local dealer said my 03 JTS didnt have one .

The part number and Elearn disagree however ... ;)
 

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Not sure what you mean by "special".
All the JTDs have replaceable fuel filters in the engine bay.

The JTS is the only petrol with a replaceable fuel filter.
 

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Not sure what you mean by "special".
Just going on what I've been told, not sure why it could be particularly special. Does £40 sounds reasonable for a filter though do you think? Just don't want it to be a case of "ah yes it seems to be the 'special' one, thats another 40 quid please!" :rolleyes:
 

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Hmm... 50'000 miles @ 30ish to the gallon
= approx 1666 gallons of petrol that filter has strained .

Might be time for a new one i think .
Last injected petrol car i had I changed the filter and the contents looked like a cross between week old coffee and soup.
Cured a mystery misfire too in the process.

BTW ... these arent your usual plastic in-line filters , these are serious high pressure can type ones so dont expect them to
be really cheap .

Diesel filters are a service item and very important to change.
I drove a diesel 4x4 for years and it made a noticable difference when the fuel filter was changed ... not a difficult job... just smelly on a diesel.
 

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Hmm... 50'000 miles @ 30ish to the gallon
= approx 1666 gallons of petrol that filter has strained .

Might be time for a new one i think .
Last injected petrol car i had I changed the filter and the contents looked like a cross between week old coffee and soup.
Cured a mystery misfire too in the process.

BTW ... these arent your usual plastic in-line filters , these are serious high pressure can type ones so dont expect them to
be really cheap .

Diesel filters are a service item and very important to change.
I drove a diesel 4x4 for years and it made a noticable difference when the fuel filter was changed ... not a difficult job... just smelly on a diesel.
Cheers for the info. Appreciate it has to be changed, I just wondered how a certain kind of filter on the same JTD engine could be worth £40 more than another? Guess I'll just have to take their word if does turn out to need the pricey one.
 

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I wouldnt be up to speed on the relative costs of these filters on an alfa .
I was just making the point that it is likely to cost way more than a simple "In-line" plastic one you can buy in a motor factors .

Best to shop around always anyway . :)
 

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Thanks for all the posts people. Looks I really shouldn't be paying £40 quid that's for sure! Thanks for the link Rabzzr, I'm going to see if I can see the part number now I know what i'm looking for.
 
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