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CarveItUp228

Changing the Fuel Filter

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CarveItUp228

I have searched and searched, but have not seen a thread dedicated to finding and changing the fuel filter. I have a 2018 Malibu 21VLX and this is my first winterizing of the boat. The engine manual calls for changing out the fuel filter annually. I bought the spec'd part. Finally found the unit - in a ridiculously hard to reach spot. Had to remove all the panels on the starboard side, the back seat, and then take apart part of the exhaust system. And even then it was very challenging to reach and get a wrench on. Putting in the new one was even tougher. Do you guys change this thing every year? Is there a trick to this? I have not seen it like this on previously owned boats, although those were not Malibus.

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oldjeep

They actually started using fuel filters again?  Only filter on most modern engines is the sock around the pump in the tank. 

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CarveItUp228

Yes, the Indmar manual says change annually, and there is a part number given.

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dalt1
3 hours ago, CarveItUp228 said:

I have searched and searched, but have not seen a thread dedicated to finding and changing the fuel filter. I have a 2018 Malibu 21VLX and this is my first winterizing of the boat. The engine manual calls for changing out the fuel filter annually. I bought the spec'd part. Finally found the unit - in a ridiculously hard to reach spot. Had to remove all the panels on the starboard side, the back seat, and then take apart part of the exhaust system. And even then it was very challenging to reach and get a wrench on. Putting in the new one was even tougher. Do you guys change this thing every year? Is there a trick to this? I have not seen it like this on previously owned boats, although those were not Malibus.

Thanks

 

What engine?

 

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CarveItUp228

It is the Indmar Monsoon 6.2L V8 raptor 410. Model is F411824E-4.

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CarveItUp228

The fuel filter p/n is 556003. It is about the size of a medium potato with inline entry and exit points along with built-in 3/4 inch nuts.

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