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Just came back from my GMC Dealer. I had a question on the fuel filter he sold me last month. The Duramax Diesel manual states in it GM part # 97256734 is for the fuel filter.The one he gave me last month was part # 89016324 (TP1298). I took my manual in and showed him the part # in the manual, don't match. He stated that this was the new part # for the fuel filter. He also stated that there will be a price increase. I asked him if I could still buy at the price as the one last month , he said if I buy today ,OK. So I purchased 3 more.
If anyone else has encounted this please post.
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I had the same question. I don't think it's a new part number, I think it's an ACDelco part number as opposed to a GM part number. I realize the companies are basically the same. I got the same "part number changed" story from my dealer.
 

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I heard the new part number is no longer enclosed in plastic shrink wrap? Is this true?
 

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The dealer here where I'm at quoted me a price of $44.00


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GMC-DMAX said:
Just came back from my GMC Dealer. I had a question on the fuel filter he sold me last month. The Duramax Diesel manual states in it GM part # 97256734 is for the fuel filter.The one he gave me last month was part # 89016324 (TP1298). I took my manual in and showed him the part # in the manual, don't match. He stated that this was the new part # for the fuel filter. He also stated that there will be a price increase. I asked him if I could still buy at the price as the one last month , he said if I buy today ,OK. So I purchased 3 more.
If anyone else has encounted this please post.
Thanks




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I just rec'd 2 fuel filters from gm parts direct for 20.70 each. dealer price was 43.00 I also got 6 bottles of grape juice at 16.54 a quart.dealer price was 29.04 each. shipping for all was 24.50 I saved approx. 105.00 over dealer pricing which would of included sales tax.
 

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My dealer was charging me $22.oo plus tax. He said he will be charging $32.00 and the list price was $44.00.
So that is why I purchased three more filter at $22.00.
There is no shipping charge so this price is good; but still high.
 

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I just returned 3 out of 4 fuel filters for excessive rust inside the filters. All were brand new and still sealed in plastic. Apparently the "rust" problem is still out there so I'd inspect each/every filter before installing.
 

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I just checked all the filters I bought. Living here in Florida the humidity is bad. I thought there would be rust but they as clean as possible. I was looking around the parts dept. an the ceiling was high an I don't think it was air condition. But the filters look good to me. I just put the in large siploc bags an I'll store them in the house. The Fl. humidity rusted a lot of my tools. I always have to spray them down, to keep the rust off them.
 

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From what I've read I would bet the filters are rusted before they leave the Racor plant.
 
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