OOps double post
The problem I have with taking my car to a dealer to change the fuel filter or the fuel air filter is that chances are higher of something going wrong than any benefit that my engine is likely to get out of it. I just don't have a lot of confidence in Hyundai dealer maintenance personnel, and messing around with anything near a gas tank is just dangerous, especially if they don't have a lot of practice doing it. So if a dealer says they don't normally do it, that is even more reason to not have it done.Anyway, the Sonata, Tiburan, et al forums have gone around and around about this issue and with pretty much the same results: Service writter looking glassy eyed "you want what changed out?", "we don't do that 'cause it's not that important" reponses.
I ran into a post in a Elentra forum and a very bright guy explained the intended design and function of the fuel air filter (along with diagrams and simple explinations). If I can remember the url I'll post it here. The gist of the post: the fuel air filter provides an occasional burst of fresh air for the charcol canister so that the canister might better perform its job of cleasning gasoline fumes...again I'll point to the post if I find it again.
SO since I already bought the filter I will go ahead and install it. It will probably (probably) be the last one I change out.
How about I copy THIS POST as a new topic and move it into the DIY forum? Will that work? Or is there more to go with it? Let me know...Thanks for the instructions and pics mcginnpm! Your post on page 1 is fantastic and looks to be pretty simple. Knowing this, I'm going to pick up one and replace soon.
NOTE - I have requested to the MODS that this thread be made a sticky and/or moved to the DIY section.
I think that moving the single post to a new topic in the DIY section would be great. Thanks for your help Sal
Here we go!I think that moving the single post to a new topic in the DIY section would be great. Thanks for your help Sal
If you don't mind us knowing, what was the cost of the filter replacement?I had a similar experience about two years ago. I was told the service on the filters was not needed. I point blank told them to do the service or have the general manager put in writing to me that the filters did not need to changed. I said I would wait for the letter. Needless to say the service was done. Some service managers are so full of BS.
Regarding the fuel filter and fuel tank air filter, your dealer is absolutely wrong. Read the manual regarding services. I have 162,000 miles on my 2011 Genesis and no problems. Not replacing the fuel filters can cause fuel pump problems. Your dealer obviously lacks trained techs and lacks knowledge of proper maintenance on luxury cars.I have a 2011 with 75k miles on it. My dealer told me the fuel filter is not serviceable and not to worry about the fuel tank air filter. Im going to change the air filter anyway. Thanks guys.