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Does any body know where the fuel filter is located on my X-trail?And how do you change it?Duxbac
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The fuel filter is service free acording to the service manual. But I would change it like at 100,000 km's..
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Re: Fuel filter


Thank you Jalanksi DUXBAC
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Re: Fuel filter


Hi all,

The fuel filter link seems to of been taken down.

My wife has just returned from a trip to Stanthorpe where she filled up at one of those Ma and Pa type service stations. I think she's bought some crappy fuel and now the Exy's running like it's on three cylinders. (2005 model with 12,000ks)

There's about 1/3 of a tank left in there.

Any ideas on what I should do?

Anyone know where the fuel filter is so I can check for impurities?

Thanks

Danny
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Re: Fuel filter


Sorry Danny, the hosting link is dead.

The fuel filter is located inside the fuel tank itself and it is service free as has been mentioned above already.

To get access to it, remove the rear left seat and you will see a cover on the floor, once that's removed, you will gain access to the fuel tank and you will see the fuel filter too.

My advice however is NOT to touch it, instead fill-up with Premium 98 Octane fuel and use Octane Boost, run with that for a while and see if it improves things, if not, take it to the dealer.

The ideal solution would be to drain the fuel tank from what is left in there of that crappy fuel.

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Hi Danny,
I would run a fuel treatment first this will allow the contaminants hopefully just water to be blended with the fuel so it can be fed through the injectors and all should be well it will tell you on the bottle which will be good for this. At work we dont take out the tanks as a first option we run the treatment first 9/10 times this works fine. But if it doesnt the fuel filter is an extended life tank filter which is pretty pricey that should be replace at 100,000km hope this helps
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Thanks Jalalski and Dave,

I'll throw some booster in it this arve and take a run down to the Gold Coast and let it run empty.

I'll take five litres of fuel with me in my mower petrol can to get me to the closest petrol station (which won't be a Ma and Pa type).

The Shell near my place sells 100 Octane so I'll fill 'er up with that.

Thanks again guys.

Danny
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I wouldnt waste your money on those fuel additives. Ive'spent hundreds of dollars on them and altough you may feel a slight improvement, it is no comparison to changing the fuel filter.Never believe the dealer. 100,000km is crazy. The fuel we get in aus is not that clean and i've experimented changing fuel filters on other cars i owned and found the car performed far better once changed. Try a fuel filter change at 20,000 or 30,000km and you will notice the difference

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Sorry Domenic, but our fuel filter is not like those you have seen in other cars, it is much more complicated than that, and hence it's location.

I believe Nissan's recommendation about the fuel filter lasting for 100,000kms is correct in this case.

This is similar to the dif oil change which is recommended by Nissan to take place at 80,000kms.

I had a bad batch of fuel once too and it caused a complete loss of power to my exy, I just couldn't go above 3000rpm no matter how hard I pressed on the gas pedal, since then I switched to Optimax and it is running fine ever since.

The fuel filter of the exy is not a 5 dollar job, it is quite expensive.


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I agree with Jalal sorry to say we have two fleet vehicles at work X-trail's and by the servicing schedule we needed to replace the fuel filter once we found it at 60,000 km and compared to the new filter the old one looked in good nik and as per normal you go for a test drive and with every service on a vehicle if you change the air oil fuel filters or even the spark plugs you get placebo effect of it must go better because I've done all this work true to a very minor point but by replacing the fuel filter at 30,000km or 40,000km just because you think you should will only make you $100 worse off.
The additives are only to blend the water which will allow you to keep driving as per normal until you fill up the tank with high octane at least for the one refill
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