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Purolator Fuel Filter

Part No. F65501 Warranty Details  

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Dirt and even rust can enter the fuel stream at any point along the long journey from refinery to your vehicle’s fuel tank. So, your fuel filter becomes the final line of defense against damaging contaminants getting into your vehicle. Clean fuel, free from dirt particles and rust, is essential for the smooth and efficient operation of your vehicle. A tiny grain of dirt can clog injectors, leading to erratic performance and poor gas mileage. Clean fuel increases gas mileage and improves engine performance - and with the fluctuating cost of gas these days, that’s really important!

Product Features:
  • Defense against damaging contaminants
  • Helps increase gas mileage
  • Improves engine performance
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Diameter:2.5 in
Length:7.56 in

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PurolatorFuel Filter
 
3.0

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (7), Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

2nd consecutive purchase and install

My first one worked flawlessly for 4 years and approximately 40k miles. I installed one today as part of preventative maintenance.

Make sure when you purchase it THAT IT COMES WITH THE...Read complete review

My first one worked flawlessly for 4 years and approximately 40k miles. I installed one today as part of preventative maintenance.

Make sure when you purchase it THAT IT COMES WITH THE PROPER CLIPS. Don't do like I did and purchase a filter, store it for 2 years, then lose the clips. Poor decision.

On a related note, Advance Auto also sells replacement clips! Doorman part numbers 800-005 and 800-006. I think 800-026 includes 3 each 5/16" and 3/8" clips.

Both the filters I purchased had the flow arrow pointed in the correct direction. Also, I've reused the factory bracket twice. The bracket was held onto my 4-cyl S10 by a 1/2" bolt.

It took me a minute to figure out the clips. Turns out fingers and maybe a flat head screwdriver was all I needed. Having my truck on a lift certainly didn't hurt either!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Different than original

This product did work on my 1998 Saturn SL2, but not without much confusion. The existing part on the car had a bracket holding the filter that was similar in concept to the new...Read complete review

This product did work on my 1998 Saturn SL2, but not without much confusion. The existing part on the car had a bracket holding the filter that was similar in concept to the new one, but the design was completely different. I removed the brackets from both filters and the old one did fit on the new filter. When going to install it the connecting tubes on the new filter are all shorter than the old filter. Not only that, the front section no longer has a long enough tube for the connector to fasten when the line clip that went from the car to the old clip was used. I went to the store and verified that I didn't just get the wrong part. The hoses are long enough to reach if you work at it and the connector will attach as long as you don't use the clip that worked on the Old filter. Just push it asside and let it hang underneath the car.

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By 

from Sarasota Florida

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

      So easy to install

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      • No

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      2.0

      fuel filter

      By 

      from Corning, NY

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

        Cons

        • Incompatible
        • Not Meant For Saturns

        Best Uses

          Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

          Certain Saturn cars do NOT like this filter. Purolator filters are great filters, however something in this design- Saturn vehicles causes excessive fuel presure or something that caused SES light to come on ( P0172). Installed a Wix/Napa filter. NO issues

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          1.0

          Doesn't last long

          By 

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

            Cons

            • Lasts less than a year

            Best Uses

              Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

              I had to replace my fuel filter last summer, so I went with this filter, but I just had to replace my fuel filter again, which was less than 6 months after buying this filter.

              The Saturn fuel filters for the 1998-2002 cars have the fuel pressure regulator inside the filter. I highly recommend searching on this website for "Fuel pressure regulator" and use part #24134. The name of that item is "BWD fuel press regulator" but it's also a fuel filter.

              That one is over twice as much money as this filter, but it's well worth the price because it'll last a lot longer than this one.

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              • No

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              5.0

              2nd consecutive purchase and install

              By 

              from Copperas Cove, TX

              About Me Amatuer mechanic, Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Factory Fit

              Cons

              • Not Universal

              Best Uses

              • Factory replacement
              • Trucks

              Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

              My first one worked flawlessly for 4 years and approximately 40k miles. I installed one today as part of preventative maintenance.

              Make sure when you purchase it THAT IT COMES WITH THE PROPER CLIPS. Don't do like I did and purchase a filter, store it for 2 years, then lose the clips. Poor decision.

              On a related note, Advance Auto also sells replacement clips! Doorman part numbers 800-005 and 800-006. I think 800-026 includes 3 each 5/16" and 3/8" clips.

              Both the filters I purchased had the flow arrow pointed in the correct direction. Also, I've reused the factory bracket twice. The bracket was held onto my 4-cyl S10 by a 1/2" bolt.

              It took me a minute to figure out the clips. Turns out fingers and maybe a flat head screwdriver was all I needed. Having my truck on a lift certainly didn't hurt either!

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              3.0

              The part fits

              By 

              from Gurnee IL

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fuel Lines Fit

              Cons

              • Bracket does not fit

              Best Uses

              • If It Fits Your Car Use

              Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

              2001 Saturn SL1: The bracket that comes on the filter is not the same as the oem. You can be careful and re-use the old bracket if you don't break off the rusted screws that hold it on. I broke mine off and just wedged the new bracket in the small space. Just be careful of the break lines.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Not exactly an

              By 

              from Jacksonville, FL

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

              The mounting bracket that is attached to the fuel filter is not the same as the one attached to the factory filter. The mounting holes are in different positions entirely and I found it easier to remove the old mounting bracket from the original fuel filter and install it on the new one before installing it onto the car. It wasn't too difficult to do, just a few whacks with a hammer while the filter in placed in a vise to hold it steady, but the point is that it is listed as an "Exact Fit". I wouldnt call any part that you have to modify before it can be installed, an "Exact Fit". Other than that, everything else snapped into place as it should. Also, the price is good. Overall it is a nice product, even if the description is a little misleading.

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              1.0

              Different than original

              By 

              from Fort Lauderdale, FL

              About Me Casual Driver, Do It Yourself Mechanic

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Works

              Cons

              • Different Size Pipes
              • Wrong Bracket

              Best Uses

                Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

                This product did work on my 1998 Saturn SL2, but not without much confusion. The existing part on the car had a bracket holding the filter that was similar in concept to the new one, but the design was completely different. I removed the brackets from both filters and the old one did fit on the new filter. When going to install it the connecting tubes on the new filter are all shorter than the old filter. Not only that, the front section no longer has a long enough tube for the connector to fasten when the line clip that went from the car to the old clip was used. I went to the store and verified that I didn't just get the wrong part. The hoses are long enough to reach if you work at it and the connector will attach as long as you don't use the clip that worked on the Old filter. Just push it asside and let it hang underneath the car.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Decent product

                By 

                from Bainbridge, NY

                About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Rather Easy Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Cars

                  Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

                  Easy to install, the bracket is not for a 2001 Saturn SC2. So reuse
                  Original bracket if possible..

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Value

                  By 

                  from Topeka KS

                  About Me Casual Driver

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Cars

                    Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

                    Compared this fuel filter on-line with several other stores and it was the best value for the price.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect OE Replacment

                    By 

                    from Bristow, VA

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                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Cars

                      Comments about Purolator Fuel Filter:

                      The filter was a perfect match for the 1999 Saturn S-series 1.9l. The bracket that came with it was removed since it did not match the existing one. If you are removing the bracket, please be very careful an patient as you lightly tap it off the filter.

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                      • Q:

                        I have read the Q and A one says it does and one says it does not. I need to know for sure if this filter has the pressure regulator in it that is for my car. I have a 2001 Saturn SC2 that needs 65 to 94 lb. of pressure and 45 to 55 at idle, with this filter I have a constant 60 lb.,car not running or idle. If I can get it to run!!
                        Asked on 8/13/2013 by jo jo

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Sorry for the confusion caused. This Purolator Fuel Filter -part# F65501 includes an integrated fuel pressure regulator. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 8/13/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Are any special tools required to remove the hose couplings?
                        Asked on 11/16/2011 by Bob from Gainesville GA

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          You may need to purchase a special tool to remove the filter on newer vehicles. It is very cheap but makes it very easy to remove the filter. On older vehicles you only need a pair of pliers or fuel line boxed end wrench. Depends on the vehicle.

                          Answered on 11/16/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • Q:

                        where is located?
                        Asked on 10/18/2011 by Anonymous

                        2 answers

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                          A:

                          Please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification for further assistance.

                          Answered on 10/19/2011 by Aaron from AAP
                        • A:

                          it really depends on what kind of car it is, but I have generally found it on the drivers side next to the gas tank under the car.

                          Answered on 12/22/2012 by Devo Newb from Mount Hope, WV
                      • Q:

                        There was no bracket included with my purchase of the fuel filter. Should it have been included?
                        Asked on 6/20/2011 by Flossie from Acworth, GA

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          No, it does not include the bracket with the fuel filter.

                          Answered on 7/2/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I need to know if this filter has the fuel pressure regulator in it. The 1999 Saturn SC2's pressure regulators are in the filters. Some of these filters say the pressure regulator is included and others don't say.
                        Asked on 2/24/2011 by Gary from Shakopee, MN

                        3 answers

                        • A:

                          yes it does all 2 prong inlets have a regulater

                          Answered on 3/4/2011 by moneyman from kodak tn
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                          A:

                          It does not include the fuel pressure regulator in it.

                          Answered on 2/26/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                        • A:

                          Yes it does.

                          Answered on 12/2/2014 by Mantastic from Providence, RI
                      • Q:

                        Are there parts that should be purchased with this filter? After taking off the old filter, the replacement part was different. Should this part have come with gaskets? Thank you for your response.
                        Asked on 11/20/2010 by Kathy from NC

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          In order for us to further assist you would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                          Answered on 12/15/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
                      • Q:

                        if car is turning over but not starting is this the solution
                        Asked on 5/31/2010 by jui from nmb,sc

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This could be the problem you are having. If the fuel filter is clogged and not letting enough fuel through, it could be starving the engine of fuel and not letting it start.

                          Answered on 5/31/2010 by Mike from AAP
                      • Q:

                        This unit contains an integrated fuel pressure regulator as well. At what pressure (PSI) is the regulator set? Is the pressure adjustable?
                        Asked on 4/30/2010 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

                        • A:

                          Provides for a regulation of overpressure, relief/bypass at 55 PSI.

                          Answered on 6/27/2010 by Sparkplugg from Freeport, Ks
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