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gmchelp
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Jan 15, 2010, 2:12 PM

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I need 2 drain fuel and change fuel filter... Sign In

I can't seem to locate the fuel filter on my 2001 GMC Sierra v8. Where should I look? Can someone also tell me the easiest what to drain all of the gas from the tank and what tools I will need to do it??? Thank you!


Sidom
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Jan 15, 2010, 8:58 PM

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Re: I need 2 drain fuel and change fuel filter... Sign In

The fuel filter is on the frame on the left side in frt of the tank.......

To drain the tank you will need some type of siphon devise. I have an electric fuel pump powered by a battery jumper pack for such occasions but this setup needs to be used with extreme care & caution.....

I'm not sure why you are draining your tank but if it's to change out the pump, it may be easier to remove the 8 18mm bolts, unplug the tail lights wiring harness & either raise the bed at the front or take it off...........


gmchelp
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Jan 16, 2010, 4:06 PM

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The truck has been sitting for well over a year, and I was told it was a good idea to drain the old fuel and refill the tank so as not to foul/damage injectors... Is this a must??? Thank you much.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 16, 2010, 5:07 PM

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Re: I need 2 drain fuel and change fuel filter... Sign In

Old fuel??

By itself it is stabil but additives go funky and I've seen it and smelt it.

Opinion: If you change fuel filter to the best I know of, Wix or same sold as Napa's Gold line it should stop any gum that might be in the fuel. I have troubles with seasonal equipment and fuel far less down time than this so it's your call. SeaFoam is a powerful solvent that has corrected troubles for me.

Was stabilizer used? Indoors or out? Full or part full tank? All should be considered.

I would try to change the fuel for new and yes do the filter just because. Short of removing the tank you won't get it all out,

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