Tech Tip – Volvo Fuel Filter Changes, Prevent Problems and Save Money

See the photo?
That’s a electric fuel pump, you don’t want to have to buy one, read on for a a quick way to save yourself some real money, and headache! 14962741_10153508589697185_5413845415310232774_n

Volvo has a 105K or 120K mile schedule for replacement of the engine fuel filter. Lately we’ve been seeing an increasing number of the Volvo electric fuel pumps failing.

Prevent Rather Than Repair
We feel that this problem is brought about by extended intervals between fuel filter replacement. In the past, fuel filters were often changed at 30k or 60K mile intervals…and we rarely had pump failures. A clogged or dirty filter makes the pump work harder, resulting in premature wear, and soon, failure.

The cost to replace the fuel filter, usually under $100, is dwarfed by the replacement cost of the electric fuel pump, in some cases over $1,300 on the early XC70s. We strongly advise changing the fuel filter in your 2001-2007 Volvo on a 60K interval.w01331851266oes

Part of professional auto service to not just replacing parts, but determining why they failed in the first place. Armed with this knowledge, we can make recommendations to save you both time, and money. That’s the Atlantic Motorcar Center way, preventing problems before they occur, everyday.

Questions, or if we can help you with your auto, just call us at (207) 882-9969, we’re here to help!

– Bruce and the AMC Service Team