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