Yeeks, I’m pretty sure the fuel filter hasn’t been replaced in 30 years. It had a Volvo part # on it…though if the firefighters in Kungsbakka did replace it it would have likely been a Volvo part as well. I performed an autopsy…
wow, amazing it even ran. Fixing that might get another 20 hp!
That ain’t the original filter, the original is an aluminium bulb with screw-clamp, mounted on the right of the engine.
But, that one is just as crap, because the aluminium tends to corrode.
Mine was on the verge of leaking, after 26 years / 26k km’s.
So, your’s has been replaced within the last 3 decades, and shows only crap of 1 decade maximum….:))
Btw, mine was replaced with a similar ‘umbrella’ view-through filter; be sure to have several with you as spare, especially after changing/adding tanks, even more so when using tanks that were meant for diesel….gasoline can dissolve even military coatings, if designed for diesel….8-))
Btw2: if you are smart, you should also look for quick-disconnect & spill-free fuel line connectors, like seems common now in the motorbike industry….then you have a ‘hot-spare’ filter at hand any time (instead of fiddling and cursing above a hot engine and leaking gasoline….8-))
Oh, and never trust the filter visually, like I did….if in any doubt, with any symptom, throw out, they are cheap.
(keep the quick-disconnects of course….;))