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    Default Cars - Gas Filter Warning Light

    I have never seen this light in my life.... until now.

    Gas Filter - Diesel actually - needs changing... a warning light.
    IsuzuMUX -- same engine as a D-MAX

    At about the same time , I get an air filter change flash..... 76,000 km

    So off I go... filters...

    Local mecanico isn't a problem.... can do attitude

    Air filter... easy
    Gas filter comes out - we look at it... a bit dirty but nothing severe

    He shakes his head -- this isn't the problem
    but replaces it.

    Then he says - Let's check the other one

    WHAT!!.. another???
    Yup - under your feet.

    Out it comes -- filthy !!
    We put the 'not so dirty' filter #1 in there

    Yes, the new one one should be there --- too late for that

    He claims not many mechanics know about filter #2...
    that's why it never gets changed

    Problem of the warning aviso = GONE

    So --
    if you have a D-MAX or similar.... there are 2 filters to maintain

    As an explanation
    I had used a gas cleaner (Sea Foam) on one tank of gas

    Must have worked and the newly scrubbed garbage from the engine clogged my filter

    No complaints...

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    Most vehicles have an inline filter and an in-tank filter. Diesel engines fuel Injected might even have a third one as part of the fuel injection pump.

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    #1 was up under the hood... directly in front of the driver

    #2 was under the driver's feet....

    I asked about a tank filter.....
    NO was the answer for this car

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    FWIW, I have my oil and all filters changed every 5000 km on all of my vehicles. Cheap insurance.

    On my vehicles the tank filter is nothing more than a fine mesh. Not something you would change unless somebody dumped dirt in your tank.

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