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I just saw some videos on how we should be changing the fuel filter on our vehicles every now and then....
What video is this?

Like people have been saying, the fuel filters are integral with the fuel pump, if you have to change your fuel pump, you get new filters with the new pump. This is true of most modern cars. Changing it often requires draining and dropping the gas tank. It's just not practical.

Fuel systems and gasoline quality control has improved drastically, they do not clog filters like years ago.

I have yet to see a post about anyone having problems from a clogged fuel filter and needing to change it.

The Diesel has a unit that filters and separates water from the fuel, diesel fuel still have problems with clogging filter and water, so this is serviceable.

The JGC in the video a '95, that is 3 generations and 16 years before the WK2, the fuel filter is not going to be the same.
 

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Doh, found that video and thought it was helpful. These lifetime filters freak me out a bit..=)
It did me too at first, I have yet to have problem from a fuel filter, in later model vehicles. I have dropped the gas tank on a '92 Dodge Caravan and a '99 Neon R/T to change fuel pumps, both tanks were completely spotless inside and not a drop of water in the tank.

My Neon R/T was unique in that fuel pump mounted filter mounted on the outside of the pump, and was accessible and could be removed, not easily, but it could be done without dropping the entire tank. After years, I replaced it, and cut open the old one, it looked perfectly fine and didn't have any signs of clogging or build up at all.

Diesel is whole other animal, and they still have problems with fuel filters and water, that is why the Diesel WK2 does have serviceable filters and water traps.
 
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