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4A Play
10-21-2011, 09:58 AM
The local parts store has two sizes listed. One that is 5" and another that is 7", to save myself the second trip because there is no doubt Ill buy the wrong size does anyone happen to have a schematic or know the height off hand of the 98 2.8 5spd Q fuel filter?

Thanks guys!

Silverstreak98
10-21-2011, 10:13 AM
Should be 5"

Link to some information about the part number (441201511C) you should need: Click (http://www.autocarspare.com/catalog/fuel-filter/441201511c.html)

4A Play
10-21-2011, 10:21 AM
^Thank you sir!

Don't see the 98 A4 30v Q listed though?

A4 (8D2, B5) 1.8 T AJL
A4 (8D2, B5) 1.8 T quattro AJL
A4 (8D2, B5) S4 quattro AGB

Silverstreak98
10-21-2011, 10:43 AM
It's the same part for all B5 Quattro A4's. [:)]

Roadtrippn
10-21-2011, 10:49 AM
yea i just got one. it's 5"

4A Play
10-21-2011, 10:55 AM
thanks guys!

They tried to give me a 7" filter with nipples on both ends yesterday. I figured I would check here. I knew from the DIY that it should have banjo bolts.

Damn autozone!

csosnowski
10-21-2011, 04:16 PM
that one would be for the fwd chassis, IIRC

4A Play
10-24-2011, 07:48 AM
Awesome replaced the filter and for some reason the lip around the bottom of the filter when it is installed is larger than the original filter and the bolts holding the gas tank up cant thread. The filter lip itself is too wide for the space between the tank and the chassis.

Debating on another trip to autozone or just buying longer bolts for the tank straps since its all installed. I checked the new filter against the old one but made the mistake of only checking the non-lipped side, threading, and the height of the filter. The one dimension unchecked would be the problem.

She seems to pull harder is just more responsive with the fresh filter. Awesome!

csosnowski
10-24-2011, 09:16 AM
what brand filter is it that they gave you?

I have the wix filters on both of my cars and they fit ok and have a lip but Im not sure they are the same as yours. I didn't have problems strapping the tank back up other than the normal awkwardness. I also used zipties instead of the strap for retaining the filter.