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 Post subject: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:01 pm 
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fuel filter is stuck on any advice to get it off thanks

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:39 pm 
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may need to use some flare nut wrenches, designed especially for doing this type of job.
otherwise if the nut heads are starting to round off, id use some good vise grips to get it apart. then u may need to go to the wreckers and find another good pipe.
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 Post subject: Re: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:52 pm 
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Kk will go get some flared nut wrenches and see how that goes thanks for advice

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:49 pm 
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so first of all work out what size wrenches u need. this is what they look like, kind of a ring spanner stlye with a cutout to slip it over a pipe

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 Post subject: Re: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:54 pm 
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yea i need a 14 mm ay its so fn tight on there lol i tried with normal spanner but it started to bend the pipe so i stop

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:32 pm 
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If the nut rounds it's possible to by special vice grips that have sorta a trianglar top jaw which enables them to grab rounded nuts etc very tightly. Alot better than normal vice grips.
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 Post subject: Re: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:41 pm 
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use large vice grips..................work for me with the original ford fuel filter on the EL...

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:46 pm 
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if worst comes to worst cut it out cut the fuel line pipe each side of the filter about 5 cm back and replace with some fuel line and a normal fuel hose filter and hose clamps

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:26 pm 
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Hopefully it doesn't come to the worrst ay ill try vice grips than if that doesn't work ill go with fuuel line idea thanks guy

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef futura fuel filter problem
Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:59 am 
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i had the same problem, still havent got it off yet tho only tried once then forgot about it.
hose clips are so much easier
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Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:33 am 
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If you get it off successfully, replace it with an ALLOY filter, some brands use steel and require greater torque to seal, alloy being softer seals at lower torque.

resulting in easier removal.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:10 am 
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thanks guys will update today bout how it all goes

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:40 am 
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the right tools for the job make everything so easy lucky i changed it stuff coming out was so dark looked green thanks for all ure help

 

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