Mahle O.E. (Original Equipment) fuel filter manufacturer and has been supplying fuel filters to the European, Import, and American automakers for years. Since the late 1920's Mahle has set the standard in filtration as Germany’s premier filter manufacturer using the latest generation fuel filter designs and state-of-the-art filter material.
The fuel filter is one of the most overlooked scheduled maintenance items. The fuel filter is responsible for the removal of dirt, dust, soot, particles, contaminants, water and other substances that can negatively affect the efficiency of your engines fuel injection systems. A bad or plugged fuel filter can result in poor fuel economy and a lack of engine performance. Regularly changing the the fuel filter can result in the protection of your fuel injection system, trouble-free engine operation, and help avoid inconvenient breakdowns and costly engine repairs.
Blauparts recommends replacing the fuel filter at the manufacturers specified replacement interval. For example, a typicial recommended service for the fuel filter is to drain or flush it every 10,000 miles and change it every 20,000 miles. You may also want to consider replacing your fuel filter before winter months. Your fuel filter filters moisture and water from your diesel fuel. If moisture is not removed from the fuel filter during cold winter months this can cause emulsified water to form a fuel ice slush, further restricting the fuel filter causing poor performance.