is there any reason to replace the fuel filter (and clean out the system) on my 97 jetta gls? I've not had any fuel troubles that i'm aware of.

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Asked by Jan 06, 2012 at 11:42 PM about the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

or is the mechanic just looking to make more $?

thanks

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Fuel filter is part of regular servicing, cleaning rest of system is good practice but not vital, but could save you problems in the future

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I usually get the oil changed as well as the oil and air filters in the car every 10k miles (I use synthetic oil).

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The reason you didnt have any fuel proplems is that your mechanic is a proper one.On a good service the things you must change are air-oil-cabin-fuel filters and use synthetic oil once a year or every 15000km

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At least change your fuel filter once a year -- it ll let your motor have fuel and save some work for your fuel pump == Many people neglect that cheap fuel filter until the motor quits running or wastes the fuel pump

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thanks all- i ended up having the fuel filter replaced ($80) but not the lines cleaned out or whatever. I will say that this is a 97 jetta with 72K miles on it and i've never changed that filter- it's not the little one on top like my old datsun had...couldn't find any recommendation from VW about when to replace. anyway, guess i'll be running a bit cleaner now.

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