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Fuel filter question

On my 2011 f150 3.5 ecb I cant fined the fuel filter. There is a black box of sorts mounted in front of the fuel tank that the fuel lines run in to. It doesn't look like it comes apart very easy. Is there a filter in it, or maybe a better question is what is it. My 2011 Expo has the same thing and I cant fined the fuel filter on it ether. I know the fuel filter is normal mounted on the frame rail. Thanks for the help.
 
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Get eady to invent a few new 4-letter words.......

It's part if the pump assembly, inside the tank and not serviceable. Brilliant, eh ?
 
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Get eady to invent a few new 4-letter words.......

It's part if the pump assembly, inside the tank and not serviceable. Brilliant, eh ?
This has been standard on most all production gas powered vehicles for a couple of decades now. I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a separate out of tank fuel filter. Diesels on the other hand....
 
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As mentioned, it is located in the tank. Are you having an issue that would lead you to believe it needs to be replaced?

From the manual:
 
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Originally Posted by Olytlr View Post
This has been standard on most all production gas powered vehicles for a couple of decades now. I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a separate out of tank fuel filter. Diesels on the other hand....
My '05/150 has an external filter.
 
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As mentioned, it is located in the tank. Are you having an issue that would lead you to believe it needs to be replaced?

From the manual:
No problems.. I'm just used to changing them at 100k
 
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Thanks for all the input.
 
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P.Bronner - My '05/150 has an external filter.
F-150 external fuel filters became obsolete as of 2009. MEANING: 2008 was the last year for external, replaceable fuel filters.
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I wonder if the average pump life is any longer with the fuel being filtered first? On the surface I don't like not having a serviceable filter, but I guess if the filter element can hold enough crap to outlive the pump its a non-issue.
 
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