Originally Posted by FloydSummerOf68
I dont understand why a fuel filter would be placed in the tank and not along the fuel lines where it's easier to get at like other cars.
Guess the dealers just want you bringing it in if it needs changing.
I would suspect it is because they don't need to be changed all that often. Fuel delivery systems have come a long way. Fuel in general has come a long way towards limiting the types of contaminants that may be introduced to the fuel system. Here is the image from the service manual:
(1) Fuel Fill Hose
(2) Left Fuel Tank Grade Vent Valve
(3) Fuel Feed Pipe to Engine
(4) 5/16 Inch Auxiliary Fuel Feed Pipe
(5) 3/8 Inch Auxiliary Fuel Return Pipe
(6) Right Fuel Tank Grade Vent Valve
(7) Fill Limiter Vent Valve (FLVV)
(8) Secondary Fuel Pressure Regulator
(9) Siphon Jet Pump
(10) Convoluted Crossover Hose
(11) Anti-siphon Hole
(12) Fuel Sender Reservoir
(13) Turbine Fuel Pump
(14) Venturi Pump
(15) Primary Fuel Pressure Regulator
(16) Reverse Flow Check Valve
(17) Fuel Filter
Here is the note on changing the fuel filter:
The fuel filter is contained in the fuel sender assembly inside the left fuel tank. The paper filter element of the fuel filter traps particles in the fuel that may damage the fuel injection system. The fuel filter housing is made to withstand maximum fuel system pressure, exposure to fuel additives, and changes in temperature. There is no service interval for fuel filter replacement.