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Old 03-21-2020, 02:33 PM
calhoun78 calhoun78 is offline
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2001 ProStar190 Fuel Filter Change

Any tricks or tips out there for changing the fuel filter on an 01 PS190? Might as well get the boat ready while the world is closed...... Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:32 AM
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My advice is don’t bother. Keep your tank over 50% full (maybe less) and it isn’t used anyways. I replaced mine awhile back when my pump went and the old one looked new
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Old 03-22-2020, 02:31 PM
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Any tricks or tips out there for changing the fuel filter on an 01 PS190? Might as well get the boat ready while the world is closed...... Thanks in advance!
I am not certain on your 2001 configuration but I think there are two in-line filters, one near the engine and the other near the fuel cell. I would recommend servicing the filters before you get out on the water. You're on the right track. I am familiar with the older model filters but I would say your setup is fairly straight forward. A clean filter(s) means a clean fuel system.

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Old 03-22-2020, 03:03 PM
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The 2000-era systems only have one fuel filter, and that is located at the bottom of the fuel pump canister. If you do feel the need to perform maintenance on it, just blow it out.
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Old 03-22-2020, 03:16 PM
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The 2000-era systems only have one fuel filter, and that is located at the bottom of the fuel pump canister. If you do feel the need to perform maintenance on it, just blow it out.
Thanks for the info. I read in a 2000 manual about the dual filters. Good to know.

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Old 03-22-2020, 08:56 PM
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I have a 97 PS205. I just changed both of my filters this year. Unfortunately for me, I had not realized there were 2. Since changing both, it fixed all of my boat motor issues (Hard starts, 38mph top speed, idle issues) that I've had the last few seasons. They were minor, but the boat runs much better.

The old (probably original filter) had rust junk coming out of it when I removed it.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:58 PM
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Thanks guys. Yeah, mine only has the filter inside the tank on the bottom of the pump. The boat has a total of 250 hours on it, but Im not sure if the filter has ever been changed. More than likely, Id say it has considering that the PO took excellent care of it, but you never know. I figured I would go ahead and change it for peace of mind considering that it is a 19 year old boat. I was wondering how you got the filter off of the pump module. Does it click/slide on, held on by screws, etc.? Just trying to figure out what Im diving into. Name:  4F4A89A6-43AB-4179-BB7C-E13D6E77AD5D.jpeg
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:17 AM
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honestly, I wouldn't bother. The filter is only used when the tank is less than 1/2 or maybe even less than 1/4 full.

If you are determined to replace it, I would replace your fuel pump at the same time. The fuel pump will go long before your filter is no good. If you look through the fuel pump 101 thread and search on my user ID, I did a document on how to replace your fuel pump and filter.
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:37 AM
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Hey all, Im kind of in the same place as the OP. I have a 98 PS205 and Im no sure when the last time the fuel filter was replaced. I bought the boat last summer and the fuel pump was replaced by the dealer. For piece of mind, Id like to replace the filter as well.

Im not even sure where the filter is located. Does anyone have a video or pictorial of replacing fuel filter?


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Old 03-23-2020, 05:37 PM
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I've replaced my fuel filter a couple of times. It looks just like the one pictured. Not a difficult job, it just snaps on the bottom of the fuel pump assembly. Best to do when the tank is less than half full. I also have to undo my fuel tank from it's anchorage to slide it forward far enough to retrieve the fuel pump assembly. I have not had to disconnect my fuel line to do this job.
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