Date Added: Tuesday 10 October, 2006
Gen Maxda part -Important Note - The filter is shorter than the old one I removed, obviously Mazda modded the spec at some time, but this doesn't cause any fitting issues. The filter on my early '98 Mk1 had been overlooked by the Main Dealer, because looking at the service history and the Service check sheets, the fuel filter was originally specified for change at 6 yrs or 54k. By 2003, the check sheet had been changed, requiring change of filter at 4 years or 36k.
I suspect many main dealers overlooked the filter on many 5 year old cars around this time, assuming it had been done the year before.
Not a difficult job, but petrol is explosive, so don't do this job yourself unless you have experience. Although the manual gives instructions to re-pressurize using a jumper, the engine needs very little cranking indeed to re-start and I suspect that your average Mazda dealer re-cranks to start.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]