According to the owners manual, the fuel filter of my 1997 Chrysler
Stratus 2.5L V6 (European ed.) should be replaced at a mileage of
60,000 miles (96,000 Km). I found several statements on the net saying
that the fuel filter should last for the life-time of the car.
I do not have any particular fuel or engine problems but I was
wondering if the fuel filter should be replaced as a matter of
The fuel filter is fairly large and can hold a lot of junk. The replacement
interval is likely to be very conservative. If the fuel quality in your area
is very good, you can probably go a long time with the original. How long is
"a long time"? I bought a fuel filter for my '98 Stratus when it hit 100,000
miles, but I haven't installed it yet. It now has over 117,000 miles.
This has been the most trouble-free and lowest maintenance car I have ever
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