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Now its fuel filter prices!!!

We are heading to the Simpson in a month or so and as the Jeep has just clocked 30K and time for the service I intend to get the fuel filters changed early, just to go with new filters.
Alarmed by a post from Swampy in another thread noting he had paid $125 ea for 2 filters I rang our local dealer to check.
Quoted $140.65 each! - and that'll be $281.30 for the 2 that are required thanks!!
To and fro for a bit then the best they would do is $242 total.

This is the initial oil filter pricing all over again!

I do carry in the back for emergencies 2 Westfil WCF203 fuel filters I sourced from Eziautoparts for $29.25 ea (and with a smile).
How can there possibly be such a difference in the pricing?? Yeah - i do know the response to that....

I'll go with the genuine ones for this change - but I've already gone to Westfil air filter and cabin filter.

Chrysler Australia are doing NOTHING to inspire brand loyalty - a great vehicle undermined by shortsighted decisions in my opinion.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:49 PM
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Re: Now its fuel filter prices!!!

Does the fuel filter require replacement? A lot of cars over the passed couple of decades have been using permanent fuel filters. The Owner's Manual for the 2014 makes no mention of them at all.


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For the CRD, yes they are due at 40k
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Re: Now its fuel filter prices!!!

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For the CRD, yes they are due at 40k
Thanks. Never thought of the CRD. I wonder if there will be a supplement to the owner's manual for them.


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Re: Now its fuel filter prices!!!

I would just go the Wesfil units. If they are made to be compatible, there would be no reason not to use them. I sure will be when mine are due to be replaced.
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Re: Now its fuel filter prices!!!

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We are heading to the Simpson in a month or so and as the Jeep has just clocked 30K and time for the service I intend to get the fuel filters changed early, just to go with new filters.
Alarmed by a post from Swampy in another thread noting he had paid $125 ea for 2 filters I rang our local dealer to check.
Quoted $140.65 each! - and that'll be $281.30 for the 2 that are required thanks!!
To and fro for a bit then the best they would do is $242 total.

This is the initial oil filter pricing all over again!

I do carry in the back for emergencies 2 Westfil WCF203 fuel filters I sourced from Eziautoparts for $29.25 ea (and with a smile).
How can there possibly be such a difference in the pricing?? Yeah - i do know the response to that....

I'll go with the genuine ones for this change - but I've already gone to Westfil air filter and cabin filter.

Chrysler Australia are doing NOTHING to inspire brand loyalty - a great vehicle undermined by shortsighted decisions in my opinion.
John
http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_maintenance.htm shows the fuel filter as Mopar part # 4726067AA. You should be able to get two genuine filters for about $100 from Factory Mopar Parts . Their system quotes $28.75USD each plus $43.50 international postage but they often have to revise their postage. Delivery in about two weeks. Not a bad idea to carry spares. I once had a fuel filter totally clogged by crap in bad fuel I picked up in Boulia, SW Queensland.
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Re: Now its fuel filter prices!!!

$140.65 for a $30 filter? GASP!!!!

Some of you guys should get together and see about a group buy through someone like JustForJeeps.com.
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Re: Now its fuel filter prices!!!

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$140.65 for a $30 filter? GASP!!!!

Some of you guys should get together and see about a group buy through someone like JustForJeeps.com.
How about it guys?
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Re: Now its fuel filter prices!!!

I am in! Dont mind paying 40% above internet pricing, but I refuse to pay 369% above internet pricing.
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Re: Now its fuel filter prices!!!

Right, the 30k service has just been completed.......and the fuel filters replaced as a bit more security.
Invoiced at $115 labour to change, plus $113.35 each for the fuel filters ($226.70). GSTax on top again.
Total just for this bit of the service inc GST = $375.21
On my previous Patrols I did the job myself in 15 minutes to change the one filter - and they were priced at $35 for genuine Nissan. Hmmmmm.
Plenty of incentive to get a bit more familiar with this vehicle - but the location of the filters under the vehicle doesn't make it real friendly. Certainly will make it interesting if ever we strike a very cold snap and encounter summer diesel clogging the filters.....had that once years ago at Cradle Mountain in Tas on Boxing Day - required swapping the filter to get the Patrol going.
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- but the location of the filters under the vehicle doesn't make it real friendly.
I haven't seen these filters but they are listed as "Fuel/water separator filter". This implies that the filters themselves perform water searation so there is some logic in having them at a low point. As you probably know, water in petrol might stop the engine but water in diesel can cause serious damage. Apparently we get a warning if there is water in the system. Then we have to get under the car with a large phillips head and unscrew the drain plug. It's probably a good idea to give it a go before heading bush.
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Re: Now its fuel filter prices!!!

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I haven't seen these filters but they are listed as "Fuel/water separator filter". This implies that the filters themselves perform water searation so there is some logic in having them at a low point. As you probably know, water in petrol might stop the engine but water in diesel can cause serious damage. Apparently we get a warning if there is water in the system. Then we have to get under the car with a large phillips head and unscrew the drain plug. It's probably a good idea to give it a go before heading bush.
My previous Patrol fuel filters were screw on cans, with space at the bottom for the water to drain down, with a little switch to denote water present - the Jeep filters are element only - no rocket science or ground breaking technology that I can see (holding a Wesfil compatible paper element fuel filter and looking closely).
Bob's points are valid for ALL diesels, but the Jeep isn't a gold plated difference! The 20 odd year old Nissan design even located the filter where it was easy to service!!! How's that for forward thinking!!!

While the Jeep is on the hoist for a regular service it shouldn't take $115 worth of labour to drop the filters and replace the elements. Ours doesn't have a skid plate - the filter cover can be readily accessed.
http://www.wk2jeeps.com/engine/2012_...uel_filter.pdf
i know it was my choice to have the filters replaced early but you can deduce I believe I was simply ripped off.
I'm not a happy camper......
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