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Offline Padman63

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Fuel filter change
« on: March 22, 2014, 03:16:10 pm »
Well I have reached 500 miles after just two weeks of ownership. I have already spent 6 hrs of waiting in the dealer to have the ECU upgrade done. Now I of course am faced with the 500 mile service. I am going to do it myself as I just cant stomach another day waiting at the dealer. Changing the oil and filter is a no brainer, but in the owners manual it says to change the fuel filter, ok fine. However there is no info on where it is or how to change it. Does anyone know about that? I am really ready to stop concentrating on service, recalls and the such and just start RIDING this machine. Its a bit frustrating to say the least.  :010: Thanks in advance
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Re: Fuel filter change
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 03:34:18 pm »

The only thing I would say in doing the service yourself is .......... "What about the warranty?"    :187: :084: :187:


Thank you all for the info ........  Good to know if I ever move to the US     :745:
« Last Edit: March 22, 2014, 03:50:21 pm by Sanctuary »

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Re: Fuel filter change
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 03:42:30 pm »
I think that may be a mistake. The only fuel filter I am aware of is the one attached to the fuel pump inside the fuel tank. Wait to hear from others, I could have missed it.  Don't forget to change the final gear drive lube. That is due at 500 miles.
The only other maintenance that is due every mile, is to go for a ride, put a smile on your face.

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Re: Fuel filter change
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 03:42:38 pm »
*Originally Posted by Sanctuary [+]
The only thing I would say in doing the service yourself is .......... "What about the warranty?"    :187: :084: :187:
I remember seeing a post where it was said that that in the US this would not forfeit the warranty:
https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,1418.0.html
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Re: Fuel filter change
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 03:45:02 pm »
In the US warranty claims cannot be denied for performing your own routine maintenance.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0138-auto-warranties-routine-maintenance

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Re: Fuel filter change
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 06:37:58 pm »
*Originally Posted by Briang1234 [+]
In the US warranty claims cannot be denied for performing your own routine maintenance.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0138-auto-warranties-routine-maintenance

Same as in Canada.

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Re: Fuel filter change
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2014, 07:49:46 pm »
To replace the filter, the tank needs to be removed, fuel drained,
and the Fuel Pump, Filter and Pressure Regulator Assembly removed from the tank.

However, according to the Service Manual, and its Service Schedule,
the Fuel Filter does NOT get changed at the first 500 mile service !

In fact, according to that Manual it doesn't get changed until 20,000 miles !

I have just checked the Owners handbook and this does indeed state
that the Fuel Filter should be changed at 500 miles,
and at every service thereafter, so this is at odds with the information in the Service Manual  :157:

So which one is right   :027:

I suspect the Service Manual will be correct, and that the fuel filter only needs changing every 20,000 miles,
but I will fire off an email to Triumph to ask the question, and let them know of the different information
between the two books, then will update here when I get the answer ! 

Edited 14/06/14 - The service Manual is correct - first change at 20,000 miles,
and every 20,000 miles thereafter. Confirmed by Triumph




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Re: Fuel filter change
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2014, 08:44:09 pm »
Thank you Coconut. I did feel that changing it at 500 miles seems excessive to say the least.
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