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Old 24th July 2008, 21:49   #1
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Question Is Oil filter and Fuel filter different?

In my last Service (27 K kms), I noticed two seperate entries for Filters in the Bill:

Fuel Filter: Rs.126
Oil Filter: Rs.154

So far I thought Fuel & Oil filter are same thing, was suprised to notice that these two are separate filters, can the BHPians confirm the same?
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Old 24th July 2008, 21:56   #2
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Indeed there are two filters.

AFAIK One between the petrol line (between the tank and the engine), to stop any solid particles (rust etc) from entering the engine.

The second is for filtering the engine oil in the engine bay.
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Old 24th July 2008, 22:01   #3
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Both are different, we change oil filter every single time oil is changed. Fuel Filter will be changed once in 30,000km and interval varies slightly for every car. Fuel filter has to be changed If we suspect we filled really bad fuel.

Today I changed changed engine oil and oil filter for my Matiz and used engine flush since its old car suspecting there should be lot of deposits inside.

This is what I know Hope I am right.

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Yes they are different.
As the name suggests, Fuel Filter is for filtering the fuel imputirites.
The Oil filter is for clearing any grit.
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Not if you have an oil burner, a.k.a. a diesel. Then the fuel filter is an oil filter.
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Not if you have an oil burner, a.k.a. a diesel. Then the fuel filter is an oil filter.


Back to topic, he is having a Palio 1.2 petrol and hence the bill is justified. The prices seem reasonable too!
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Not if you have an oil burner, a.k.a. a diesel. Then the fuel filter is an oil filter.
The smiley is very important here in the above post. He is just pulling your leg as diesel engines are also called oil burners. There are separate filters for fuel and oil in diesel engines too. Serious.
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Back to topic, he is having a Palio 1.2 petrol and hence the bill is justified. The prices seem reasonable too!

Come on, I thought that the original post was a leg pull! Of course the oil filter is different than the fuel filter!

I paid Rs. 79.11 for the oil filter and Rs. 124.44 for the fuel filter plus 12.5% tax at the dealer. So your oil filter price of 154 is a bit on the high side.

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Old 25th July 2008, 10:09   #9
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@ finneyp

Oil filter needs to be changed every time engine oil is changed. Oil filter price is on high side unless it's special oil filter, please check what brand was used during change.

Fuel filter need not be changed that frequently unless fuel used was of inferior quality. Check Palio manual for change interval of fuel filter.
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Fp, it was surprising you had that doubt even after so many posts, but we all learn someday
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Thanks guys for the confirmation!

This was the first time Fuel filter was replaced in my car, hence the doubt arose!

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