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Fuel Filter

Anyone out there in the big wide world replaced the fuel filter in the 06 GT?
I guess it's in the tank again? Is it an easy job once you get the tank off?
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It is an easy job, but it's an integral part of the fuel pump, which makes it expensive. They rarely need replacing as the system is demand instead of constant (like the LT).

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I'm unsure whether to do it anyway. I think my occasional power loss (see the "flutter at 4000 5000 revs" thread) just might be water in the fuel. Thought maybe the filter might help. Every time the stuttering response has happened it's been after going through some VERY HEAVY rain. I filled up just after one such downpour on Sunday and the filler cap area was awash with water (I guess the little hole is a drain hole?). I might just try a new rubber washer/cap seal first?
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Somewhat off topic, but where does the little hole in the black plastic ring around the filler tube (funnel) go?

Does it flow into the tank, or drain elsewhere?
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I had posted on this topic some time ago. My apologies for not updating the original thread with the solution.

The little hole in the overflow area is attached to a hose that eventually drains out the bottom of the bike. Mine was not draining and the overflow area would be full of water following a wash or a ride in rain. I had tried a number of things to unclog it including compressed air, a piece of wire, etc. Nothing worked. When I had my airbox and 30k km service performed recently I pointed the problem out to the tech since he had the fuel tank removed. It seems there is a small metal fitting as a part of the path of this hose and it had corroded so badly it had completely closed off the escape of fluid. He cleaned it thoroughly and lubricated it. Problem solved. I suspect your suffering the same malady. I also think keeping this unclogged may have to become a part of a regular service routine.

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I had posted on this topic some time ago. My apologies for not updating the original thread with the solution.

The little hole in the overflow area is attached to a hose that eventually drains out the bottom of the bike. Mine was not draining and the overflow area would be full of water following a wash or a ride in rain. I had tried a number of things to unclog it including compressed air, a piece of wire, etc. Nothing worked. When I had my airbox and 30k km service performed recently I pointed the problem out to the tech since he had the fuel tank removed. It seems there is a small metal fitting as a part of the path of this hose and it had corroded so badly it had completely closed off the escape of fluid. He cleaned it thoroughly and lubricated it. Problem solved. I suspect your suffering the same malady. I also think keeping this unclogged may have to become a part of a regular service routine.

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Maybe a shot of WD-40 a couple times a year will keep that fitting from corroding.

Is it some kind of tee coming from something else that needs draining?

Thanks for that info. I always wondered what you found!

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Maybe a shot of WD-40 a couple times a year will keep that fitting from corroding.

Is it some kind of tee coming from something else that needs draining?

Thanks for that info. I always wondered what you found!

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It was either a tee or an elbow type of fitting. I didn't get a chance to look at it very closely.

I think the idea of shooting some WD40 down the drain hole a couple of times a year is an excellent suggestion.

Although on second thought, it may not have been purely corrosion, but also mineral deposit buildup from the rapid evaporation of water that would happen down there where I imagine it would be relatively hot. So perhaps a shot of CLR followed by some WD40 would be in order.

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