The gasoline you pump into your Porsche may look clean. That’s not always the case though. Think about it this way. Your car has a fuel filter which serves one main purpose – to clean the gasoline that goes into your Porsche’s engine. Its function doesn’t end there though. It also protects your Porsche’s fuel injections. In short, it is all about fuel as far as the fuel filter is concerned. This means the filter must always work at its optimum. There should be no room at all for a glitch. This is so mostly because fuel is to your car what blood is to humans. Unfortunately, fuel filter become clogged over time. They then let less fuel through. The engine become deprived of its lifeline and in some cases, it shuts down altogether. Read on to learn more.
Fuel Filter Lifespan
Like nearly all other car parts, your Porsche’s fuel filter lifespan is directly proportional to the amount of effort you put towards general car maintenance. Take good care of your car, service it often and you can be sure you won’t have a problem with both minor and major parts. That’s solely because with regular servicing, comes easy identification of areas that need repair or replacement.
The best and perhaps the surest way to ensure your Porsche cranks and runs properly is to maintain it well as already mentioned. But over and beyond that, make sure it always has the right amount of gas. This will go a long way to ensure that the entire fuel system works well. The filter will work just fine with this rule in mind. It will filter out both dirt and moisture from the fuel system so the fuel system will remain healthy 24/7.
Generally, each 20,000 mile you cover should prompt you to replace your Porsche’s fuel filter. Alternatively, you can consider replacing the fuel filter after every 2 years. Note that this interval can run much longer in newer Porsche models. The surest way to tell if your fuel filter should be replaced is to have a certified Porsche mechanic do a pressure test. That way, the mechanic will know the exact amount of PSI the fuel pump generates at the fuel rail. The normal amount should be about 20 to 60 PSI. A faulty fuel filter will however, reduce the amount of pressure reduced.
Point To Note
Have an expert replace your fuel filter all the time. The task looks simple but it calls for precision which only a professional can guarantee. Keep in mind too that not all models have the fuel filter in the same spot. Some have it mounted in the fuel line while other have them right inside the fuel tank. Wherever it is, keep an eye on the common signs that indicate you need to replace your Porsche fuel filter. Such signs include but are not limited to a rough idling engine, engine sputtering when driving, difficulty in accelerating and engine starting failures. The Check Engine light may or may not turn on.