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Topic title is part mailed to me from west coast porsche dealer/parts supplier for my 2000 carrera2/nonturbo. My intent was to replace the fuel filter with renntech assistance, assuming that with 55k miles, the fuel filter needed replacing. Called local VA dealers just to find out their cost for labor and both told me my car's fuel filter is integral to gas tank and, therefore, not replaceable (have to drop gas tank, etc.). Is my problem simply that I have to mail the part back and don't have to bother with replacing the fuel filter unless there are performance problems, which there aren't.

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This is maybe unbelieveable since both sources are porsche dealers. I'll have to call them again tomorrow and hold on to the filter from the west coast dealer. I don't have original owners manual for maintenance but have an internet printout that says to change the filter at 60k miles. Assume your input is based on the owners manual also. Thanks and more to come.

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This is maybe unbelieveable since both sources are porsche dealers. I'll have to call them again tomorrow and hold on to the filter from the west coast dealer. I don't have original owners manual for maintenance but have an internet printout that says to change the filter at 60k miles. Assume your input is based on the owners manual also. Thanks and more to come.

No, I run a shop, and we change them for a living. The give away here is that you bought the filter from a dealer, who had to ask you your year and model as there are more than one style filter for the 996 based upon model type (they mount in different places). To be fair, the other dealers probably forgot the cut off date for the change over to the integrated style.

And, as a matter of fact, there is a DIY to cover replacing the filter yourself in model years up to 2001, it can be found in the DIY section at the top of this page.

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Tried to replace filter Sat but only able to get car as high as jack stands and 4x4s under wheels, precluding reaching filter through hoses. Unless other advice, will have to get to garage with lift. My problem with 2 dealers probably due to breakdown in communication when I identified my car as a "2000 carrera2" and they only heard "2002." Thanks again for all. Walt M.

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