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V7 fuel filter WARNING!

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GT-Rx®, Feb 4, 2014.

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  1. francod123

    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    My tank is off but I haven't actually tackled replacing the fuel filter yet, but I should actually take a look myself before I go buying 10 different size clamps! haha!

    Well, I purchased the 9mm ones too as suggested above, so I'll have both the 1/4", which clamp 7/16" to 1/2" and the 9mm and I'll see which ones work.
     
  2. derylt

    derylt Just got it firing!

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    Definitely sounds like a must-do mod! What is the usual service life of the all-metal filter, Todd?
     
  3. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Of course I'd recommend Guzzi's maintenance interval, but you can probably easily double it. That said, I know some folks that have never changed them in 100k miles, so your call. I tend to replace them every 30k or so personally.
     
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    pyoungbl Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I have looked through the owners manual for my V7 and cannot find a maintenance interval for the fuel filter. I have the same experience with my Stelvio...no service interval at all.
     
  5. sign216

    sign216 High Miler

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    Yea, I didn't find the fuel filter interval either. For the fuel filter a lot of manufacturers use an interval that's double the air filter interval, so that's what I do: approx 20k miles.
     
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    derylt Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for the helpful advice! I was surprised that my manual ('08 1200 Sport) didn't have an interval for changing the fuel filter.
     
  7. francod123

    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    anyone got a few pointers as to how to maneuver this fucker outta the tank. it's a bitch! I'm sure it will just happen at some point during the next 30 minutes...
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Nope, just keep wiggling it around changing the angles. It will come out with very little force. Only the screen/pouch for the filter will hook.
     
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    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    ok ill keep trying...it's obnoxiously difficult though!
     
  10. francod123

    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I'm getting half of it out but can't find that sweet spot yet..
     
  11. francod123

    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    finally got it
     
  12. shawshank

    shawshank Just got it firing!

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    Hello All!

    I need some assistance. I changed the spongy plastic fuel filter with a metal one. While I had the tank off I decided to install a K&N filter. I put everything back together and now the idle is very rough. I took it out for spin and it hesitates at 10k then slowly moves to 20k then really kicks in at 30k-40k! I freaking pop a wheely which the neighborhood kids really liked. :shock: The bike then dies and takes awhile to start back up and then it happens all other again.

    So I checked the air lines for a kink and found one was crimped, fixed it but I get the same result - hard to get going, then it kicks in but shifting down to first provides the same results. It barely moves or has power in first unless I feather the clutch and throttle it.

    I have re-seated the fuel tank many times, put the old air filter in, removed my PCV and still the same. I even removed all the fuel and double checked that the fuel filter was secured properly.I :roll:

    This is driving me crazy!
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Is this a small block? Since you mentioned PCV I'm not sure.
     
  14. shawshank

    shawshank Just got it firing!

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    Yes, it is small block.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Check connections to the air temp sensor. That should be near the airbox. Also any other connection in the area to include the engine temp sensor..
     
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    shawshank Just got it firing!

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    Thanks John! All the connections look fine. I don't see anything out of the ordinary.
     
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    99sh Tuned and Synch'ed

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    40K RPM!! That's some serious RPM for a guzzi. :eek:

    Did you check for kinked fuel lines? There's one the one that goes over the frame (the one that goes between both injectors). There's a natural kink in the middle of the hose by design. Check it out.
     
  18. Mackers

    Mackers Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Having done a B750 fuel filter replacement, I reckon that it's very easy to install it back-to-front. Would it still allow fuel through if that was done and cause these symptoms?
     
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    sib Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I purchased a replacement Mahle all-metal fuel filter and I'm planning to install it soon in my V7 Stone. How likely will it be that I'll also have to replace the fuel pump gasket? I notice that these gaskets are not readily available in the US and they're rather pricy, costing about 2-3 times the cost of the fuel filter.
     
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    bdcfe Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I used the same replacement filter. You can re-use the fuel pump gasket without any trouble. It was in nice shape and came off cleanly.
     
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