how to VERIFY your fuel filter is the problem (don't just blindly replace it)

  • Published on Aug 9, 2017
  • I hate it when people change their fuel filter and never tip it upside down to see if there's actually dirt in it that is causing your problem. If you find A lot of dirt in your filter you've just nailed your problem. In the video I show you how to verify that your fuel problem was the culprit in the diagnostics. It's easy. Hope you enjoy the video
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Comments • 246

  • matthew thomas
    matthew thomas 3 days ago

    I like how he talks seems like a cool guy

  • get lost
    get lost 11 days ago

    Fuel filters are cheap enough just to replace. Especially if you bought a used car and want to make sure its good. Also they are less than 20 bucks//If Im going to remove it to look at it then its just getting replaced..

  • Enter User Name Here.
    Enter User Name Here. 13 days ago

    Didn't you dislodge the crud from the filter by shaking it?

  • Joe Lewis
    Joe Lewis 14 days ago

    What is a classic symthom in regards to a bad or dirty fuel filter because my 2002 town car idles/ runs like it wants to stall but hasnt yet it feels like it hesitates stumbles when i give it gas then when i floor it it seems to take off fine until i come back to a idle thnx guy

  • Gilbert Martinez
    Gilbert Martinez 15 days ago

    Robo-mechanic? No thank you.

  • Pelayar Gelombang
    Pelayar Gelombang 16 days ago

    Wrong title.
    Shud be HOW TO REUSE YOUR DIESEL FILTER (save money for honeymoon later on)

  • TURK 182
    TURK 182 17 days ago

    Ain't nothing growing there .Just clean your tank man its not that hard geeeez !!!

  • Derrick Thompson
    Derrick Thompson 17 days ago

    Clean up your nasty ass hands.

  • A Talking Koala
    A Talking Koala 22 days ago

    Get some gloves man...

  • ömer özcan
    ömer özcan 26 days ago

    There are lots of mistakes. About safety and reusing the filter. Paper filter cannot clean. And the another thing is gasoline more expensive then filter:)

  • James Goodwin
    James Goodwin 28 days ago

    Reuse your fuel filter to save 20 bucks, but go buy yourself an expensive power tool! Ok

  • Viscious Hattermaid
    Viscious Hattermaid 29 days ago

    How does that gasoline taste bud

  • Mens Shed
    Mens Shed Month ago

    Don't mind the video I mean if your out bush in Australia it's worth reuseing anything but my opinion is take fuel tank out flush it blow the line's out replace filters but again if I'm out bush and need a quick fix to get home this is a good idea

  • Shawn Smith
    Shawn Smith Month ago

    Very Educational and ENJOYABLE video ~ I'm not a mechanic but I could watch your videos like this for Hours on End. :) :)

  • Buick Regal
    Buick Regal Month ago

    I heard this guy reuses his chewing tobacco also.

  • srspam menot
    srspam menot Month ago

    Heat crush washers And dump in cold water to anneal . Crushing hardens copper

  • Ryan Quinlan
    Ryan Quinlan Month ago

    If you cant afford a fuel filter you shouldn't have a car

  • Lee
    Lee Month ago

    Great work.
    Don't pay attentions to losers with filthy comments.

  • Kevin Gomolka
    Kevin Gomolka 2 months ago

    This has to be a skit from mad tv

  • Bob Heck
    Bob Heck 2 months ago

    What Ingrate can't appreciate you? People!

  • Shu Meister
    Shu Meister 2 months ago

    Hey use gloves buddy. Petrol chemicals aren't good for you. Also, you might have a corroded fuel tank, if it's diesel.. things can grow in the tank, there are chemicals you can put in to suppress that. Chris Fix & Scotty Kilmer talks about it. Otherwise, I think this was quite insightful, especially if you have to fix things in middle of nowhere.

  • Robert Hunter
    Robert Hunter 2 months ago

    Yeah...don't do this except as a temporary emergency measure. If the expense is a problem like mentioned in the video, get a few online from somewhere like Rock Auto for $5 instead of paying inflated prices at brick and mortar stores.

  • hiram castillo
    hiram castillo 3 months ago

    My fuel filter is in the

  • Erik Medina
    Erik Medina 3 months ago


    ARTEC CNC 3 months ago

    he fill the filter with earth to make the video.... Like your sample

  • Vince Rodriguez
    Vince Rodriguez 3 months ago +15

    If I remove my fuel filter to inspect it for gunk, it's getting replaced, period!

  • nickslessons04
    nickslessons04 3 months ago +1

    Ernest does TVclip

  • G Q
    G Q 4 months ago

    Butcher-mechanics 101

  • honeydewbunson
    honeydewbunson 4 months ago

    And the. He re uses his crush washers ??? What a hack ! Kids don’t do what this guy does ... he’s a freaking moron

  • honeydewbunson
    honeydewbunson 4 months ago

    Re using fuel filters ? This is terrible advice.. if your going through filters that frequently, it’s time to look inside your gas tank .. don’t just keep cleaning a disposable filter to avoid addressing the real problem ... lolzers

  • John Miiro
    John Miiro 4 months ago

    Not everyone around the world has $20 to spare, third world countries understand and love you efforts. These entitled cunts whining, just go buy a new one, then throw the old one in the ocean.

  • Ken Honeycutt
    Ken Honeycutt 4 months ago

    Excellent video, very detailed and helpful. Thanks

  • Marsias C
    Marsias C 4 months ago +4

    thank you for sharing your knowledge on how to save on parts.

  • mike
    mike 4 months ago +1

    I cleaned it like you said. Still ran like shit. Looked underneath and the canister sprung a leak ,like a pin hole spraying out gas.

  • wxfield
    wxfield 4 months ago +11

    I thought _I_ was are a Jedi Knight of cheap! 👍

    • The-terminator
      The-terminator 2 hours ago

      @mannys9130 Exactly! I Just replaced mine today

    • mannys9130
      mannys9130 3 days ago

      That's not a good thing. Risk a $1500 fuel pump or injector replacement instead of replacing a $20 filter that's already removed? That's straight up stupidity.

  • Leo Brazz
    Leo Brazz 5 months ago

    A Lamborghini fuel filter doesnt cost 20 bucks

  • Kioumars Shahbazi
    Kioumars Shahbazi 5 months ago +2

    What the heck i cant believe it you should change the filter every 20000miles and you just re use them do you have any idea that what is inside a fuel filter?
    Its paper body
    Do us a favor and show us how to reuse oil filter in the next video

    • 813yaz
      813yaz 2 months ago

      I'm not going to reuse a fuel filter but, fuel injection filters are usually just a mesh screen and trap because the pressures are too high for paper elements.

  • Sean Cunningham
    Sean Cunningham 5 months ago

    This type of practice should only be done in an absolute pinch. But resourceful nonetheless

  • Jesse .P
    Jesse .P 5 months ago

    Gloves, what are those?

  • minameise
    minameise 5 months ago

    I changed my fuel filter recently and now i leak a drop of gas every 10 seconds or so at idle probably more under throttle. How can I stop this?

    • Dak-dak
      Dak-dak 3 months ago

      screw it in better ?

  • Anthony Wigren
    Anthony Wigren 5 months ago

    Ghetto shit way to deal with a fuel filter. Just pay the 20 dollars, don't be a cheap SOB and replace the damn thing.

  • Savage Audits
    Savage Audits 5 months ago

    Great video! Your Grandfather sounds like he was a real gem. 👍

  • You's a lion You's a cheetah

    As much gas as you wasted you could’ve probly could’ve bought a new one anyway

  • Kris Brandt
    Kris Brandt 6 months ago

    i more stupid for watching this...

  • Ryan Price
    Ryan Price 6 months ago

    This man HATES gunk.

  • johnny Harris
    johnny Harris 6 months ago +3

    You cannot take $20 to your grave. Why take all that trouble just for $20. People that are making the the gas filters need to live to. Stop being so cute mr. Rogers spend the $20

  • breanne bogen
    breanne bogen 6 months ago

    Just change everything 😩

  • Brian Pshyk
    Brian Pshyk 6 months ago +2

    jesus, yer cheap!

  • Mauricio Ramirez
    Mauricio Ramirez 6 months ago +5

    This is a real mecanic solving problems with out having to run to the auto parts store TKS brother am your new subscriber.

  • MidwestCatz
    MidwestCatz 6 months ago

    cheapest bastard ive ever seen ... Wait till he has to buy a set of injectors LOL that 20.00 filter wont be so bad .

  • Thaddeus Winsett
    Thaddeus Winsett 6 months ago


  • apolon III
    apolon III 6 months ago

    Fuel filter 15$ or 13eur????cheap force is strong in this one

  • wildeyednorthernboy
    wildeyednorthernboy 6 months ago

    VERY goooood info sir

  • Eric Suarez
    Eric Suarez 6 months ago

    Thanks for vid boss!

  • Miller Edwards
    Miller Edwards 7 months ago

    Look at that GUNK

  • TheJohn365
    TheJohn365 7 months ago

    I'm sorry but people save your self from this waste of time its just false economy don't waste your time screwing around change your filter you will accomplish nothing by doing this that filter is still screwed you wasted time and gass doing this and you still need a new 1 . By the way you should clean out your tank if your getting all these problems. Do it once and do it right or don't do it at all.

  • freedirk skylet
    freedirk skylet 7 months ago

    man,i dont get why so many people here says "look at those dirty hands" i mean wtf!? if you dont like those, why dont you just wear an astronaut suit and fix your own car?*which im sure you cant!
    there are times that its more comfortable to work without gloves.specially with small car parts

  • Bobby Greenwald
    Bobby Greenwald 7 months ago

    Adding a spoon full of sugar in the clean side makes your car run good too!

    • Desi Lads
      Desi Lads 5 months ago

      Where exactly in the car & where abouts?

  • lou starnley
    lou starnley 7 months ago

    Gas is four dollars a gallon

  • Richard
    Richard 7 months ago

    Just change the fucking filter anyway, its cheap as chips, be glad you have a filter you can change, mine is non serviceable