2013~2016 CX-5 Fuel Filter Replacement?

76K miles on my ‘15 CX-5 Touring model. Reliable auto shop where I trust them. Told me fuel filter should be ok. He would need to ‘drop’ a few things under the hood to get to it, but said fuel filters last a good while and I am ok to leave as-is.
Thoughts??
 

Aiden

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2016 CX5, 2.2D, AWD, Auto
Hi Dave, Petrol or Diesel engine?
If it’s petrol it’ll probably be ok.
Diesel should be changed biannually and are easy to get to.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
76K miles on my ‘15 CX-5 Touring model. Reliable auto shop where I trust them. Told me fuel filter should be ok. He would need to ‘drop’ a few things under the hood to get to it, but said fuel filters last a good while and I am ok to leave as-is.
Thoughts??
If you use Top Tier gas all the time, you shouldn’t need to replace the fuel filter any time soon. There’s no maintenance schedule from Mazda which means it’s the “life-time” filter. And the fuel filter on my 1998 Honda CR-V with 185K miles got replaced at 181K miles for the first time. The inside of the factory fuel filter looked as clean as the new one after 181K miles of service with mostly Top Tier gas.
 
If you use Top Tier gas all the time, you shouldn’t need to replace the fuel filter any time soon. There’s no maintenance schedule from Mazda which means it’s the “life-time” filter. And the fuel filter on my 1998 Honda CR-V with 185K miles got replaced at 181K miles for the first time. The inside of the factory fuel filter looked as clean as the new one after 181K miles of service with mostly Top Tier gas.
Good to know thanks
 
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CX5 GT
I thought there is no fuel filter in the cx5?
except the fuel pump strainer in the fuel reservoir
 

erhayes

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2021CX5 Reserve
I do believe it is much more then a fuel strainer in the pump. In addition; The stations I am familiar with (Shell & Texaco). I have seen a large 5u filter being replaced for the fuel distribution. Ed
 

Kedis82ZE8

'15 CX-5 GT AWD, '12 GX 460, '07 G35x
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'15 CX-5 GT AWD

Fuel filter is just a strainer/sock in the tank.. there isn't anything under the hood.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA

Fuel filter is just a strainer/sock in the tank.. there isn't anything under the hood.
There’re always 2 fuel filters and 2 fuel pumps in modern fuel system on the vehicles. Usually the smaller low pressure fuel pump and its filter right in front of it are build-in with fuel gauge sending unit submerged in the fuel tank. The bigger high pressure fuel pump and its canister-type filter usually are external and the high pressure fuel filter most often located in the engine bay. The canister-type high pressure fuel filter on my 1998 Honda CR-V mentioned in my previous post is located on the firewall.

Now, Mazda put canister-type high pressure fuel filter right with the fuel gauge sending unit above the low pressure fuel pump and its filter (or strainer).

Apparently the video made by our great felixd didn’t change the “real” canister-type high pressure fuel filter in his video; nor as the video posted above by ceric:

Guide - Mazda CX-5 Fuel filter strainer replacement


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From parts schematic for AWD CX-5, #5 is high pressure fuel filter (canister-type); and #7 is low pressure fuel filter (strainer):

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From parts schematic for FWD CX-5, #4 is high pressure fuel filter (canister-type); and #6 is low pressure fuel filter (strainer) which is the same as AWD’s PE01-13-ZE1:
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Kedis82ZE8

'15 CX-5 GT AWD, '12 GX 460, '07 G35x
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'15 CX-5 GT AWD
All of Nissans/Infinitis I’ve had use the same tank setup as well as my GX 460. After swapping out this filter/sock in tank on my ‘02 Maxima it isn’t something I plan to bother with. It looked basically new and I always leverage good fuel sources. Last vehicle I swapped filter on was former ’96 Explorer and it’s filter was about halfway down the frame rails and nothing in the tank IIRC. Granted the CX-5 is the only direct injected vehicle I own.

EDIT: If I ever do go down this road of changing this I will be well over 100k miles and would probably change the in-tank fuel pump as well.
 
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yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
EDIT: If I ever do go down this road of changing this I will be well over 100k miles and would probably change the in-tank fuel pump as well.
If you do that you’ll have to pay additional $229.32 MSRP for the low pressure fuel pump. Might be better off just to get entire “fuel pump assembly” which includes fuel gauge sending unit and fuel pressure regulator (p/n: PE1A-13-35X for AWD and PE01-13-35X for FWD; #1 in parts schematic).
 

Kedis82ZE8

'15 CX-5 GT AWD, '12 GX 460, '07 G35x
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'15 CX-5 GT AWD
yrwei52: Thanks for info. This will be a long ways out but good PN to bookmark. Spark plugs next year or so will be next project... I'm currently near 64k miles on my '15 purchased summer of 2014.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
yrwei52: Thanks for info. This will be a long ways out but good PN to bookmark. Spark plugs next year or so will be next project... I'm currently near 64k miles on my '15 purchased summer of 2014.
BTW, how is the oil seepage on your timing chain cover and / or rear crankshaft bearing seal (and oil pan?)?
 

Kedis82ZE8

'15 CX-5 GT AWD, '12 GX 460, '07 G35x
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'15 CX-5 GT AWD
The rear crankshaft bearing seal issue has never re-occurred since repair. The timing chain cover seep seems somewhat seasonal for whatever reason. Winter months seems to be more of a weep and then as the weather gets warmer turns into a very...very mild seep. Nothing causing noticeable oil loss. I just clean up with some brake cleaner every 6 months or so. I've moved past my disappointment on that issue and appreciate everything else my CX offers. TBH...there was a time there I wouldn't entertain another Mazda but I would open to another one now. Overall it has been a great rig.