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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:24 pm 
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msman wrote:
does anyone have a pic of a flare nut spanner?
will give it another crack thursday.
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They're essentially an open ended ringy. Carefully remove the burrs and rounded edges from the fuel connector nuts with a file. If you don't have access to flare spanners, use open enders, but be careful - make sure they fit snug, and position your two spanners so that you can squeeze them with one/two hands with the final tightening. Run the vehicle and check for leaks as usual.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:59 pm 
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And be bloody careful not to cross thread a bolt, or you'll be walking down to the spare parts dealer for another filter...
I know this from experiance.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:00 pm 
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Punnisher_42 wrote:
And be bloody careful not to cross thread a bolt, or you'll be walking down to the spare parts dealer for another filter...
I know this from experiance.


Yeah me too. I always buy two Ryco filters because its easy to cross thread them.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:35 pm 
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heh. glad to know i'm not alone. it's just so easy to strip those aluminium threads. Also make sure you depressurise the lines by disconecting the relevant relay and kicking over the motor. it'll run for about a second.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:04 am 
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DrE wrote:
*imagines someone with an oxy heating the ends of the fuel filter*


now thats one for the darwin awards

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:09 am 
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ha!........ive got the exact same problem... well at leas ti know wat will get em off. its amazing seeing how many ppl have the same problems

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:55 pm 
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i didn't give it a go with any other tool as i didn't want to damage anythin and then head to the wreckers for some fuellines.
know abt the depreasuring, unplug pump and crank it over.
so its hand tight and 1\4 turn?
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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:15 pm 
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hayes manual i have says to pull a certain relay in under the bonnet cause disconecting the pump would have the same effect..

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:06 pm 
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well thanks to everyone who helped, vice grips did the job, and new one went in easy as.
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