The fuel filter housing contains the fuel filter, a crucial part of the car's fuel system. The fuel filter improves the performance of the engine, enabling it to work as efficiently as possible while increasing the life of the engine.
The fuel filter ensures that the fuel, before it's pumped into the engine, is as clean as possible by filtering out unwanted particles of dust and dirt. Fuel needs to be as clean as possible before it mixes with the air and burns in the cylinders of the car's engine. The fuel filter housing is usually connected to the car's fuel pump and fuel hose, allowing the fuel filter to catch particles and filter the fuel before it reaches the engine. Dirty fuel can clog up the fuel injectors, leaving harmful deposits in the chambers of the cylinders, and, in severe cases, preventing the process of combustion. When the fuel travels from the fuel tank to the fuel pump, it passes through the fuel filter first.
The fuel filter housing protects the fuel filter. The fuel filter protects the engine and many vital components by filtering the fuel coming into the engine, collecting dust and other particles before they can get into the engine and cause damage.
If the fuel filter housing gets damaged it is possible that this will compromise the fuel filter and allow debris to enter the fuel system potentially causing further engine damage. The fuel filter housing should be replaced as soon as possible if cracked, rusted or broken. Specifically designed for the make and model of your vehicle, the fuel filter housing is the perfect replacement part.