When it comes to a routine tune up, we all automatically think about the ignition components such as new spark plugs, ignition wires, a new cap, rotor, etc. But other than the air filter, part of the basic maintenance essentials for your Volvo is a fuel filter. The fuel filter is responsible for collecting contaminants such as dirt and debris, and making sure that it doesn't make its way to the injectors.
Why Should I Replace My Fuel Filter?
Over time, our fuel filters can become overly dirty, restrictive, and sometimes even clogged which can produce either poor drive-ability or a no start condition. In addition, your fuel filter is protecting your fuel pump and also helping to ensure that you're getting the highest fuel-efficiency you possibly can. A clogged filter makes your fuel pump work harder and can even burn it out potentially costing your hundreds.
Dirty Fuel Filter Symptoms:
- Low Fuel Pressure
- Poor Engine Performance
- Poor Fuel Economy
- Hesitation on Acceleration
- Failed Fuel Pump
I get it though, these fuel filters aren't usually located in the best of places and typically a replacement requires you to get on your back and put on some safety glasses. Put keep in mind, replacement is typically quite simple and can save you a bigger headache down the road.
You can learn how to replace the fuel filter in your P2 chassis Volvo by watching the following video:
This was installed on a 2006 XC70 however the essential information is the same for the following P2 Chassis models:
- 1999-2006 S80
- 2001-2007 V70
- 2001-2009 S60
- 2003-2007 XC70
- 2003-2014 XC90
Jason has been with the company since 2011. He's been in the automotive industry for over 15 years and brings a great amount of automotive experience to FCP. He graduated from Universal Technical Institute of Exton PA. in 2005 and then went on to graduate from the Volvo S.A.F.E program in 2006. From there he worked at a Volvo dealership achieving his ranking as a Certified Volvo Technician in just 2 years, and a Master Volvo Technician in only 4 years. Jay VanGorden (Dr. Jay) is a Master Volvo Technician and Volvo Catalog Manager at FCP Euro. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org