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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:14 pm 
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hey all can i change my fuel filter with normal spanners?and alot of ppl say the fuel line bolts are that tight sum times u simply can get the filter of?and to de pressurize the system do u simple take out the fuel pump fuse from the box in the enginge bay?i never done a fuel filter change before lol
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 Post subject: Re: fuel filter?
Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:33 pm 
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forgot to say it was on an au
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 Post subject: Re: fuel filter?
Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:15 am 
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When you pull the fuse, start and run till it dies. Yes, use a 14mm Flare-nut spanner on the nut, and a 19mm spanner to hold the filter still, and if you have strong fingers, push in, then pinch the fitting on the other end and pull.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel filter?
Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:43 am 
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Fork out for a flare nut spanner, the amount of people who ruin them using normal open enders. If your going to do your own maintenance get the right tools.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel filter?
Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:44 am 
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twr7cx wrote:
Fork out for a flare nut spanner, the amount of people who ruin them using normal open enders. If your going to do your own maintenance get the right tools.


SO bloody right, I have a set I invested in about 20 years ago. Best money I ever spent.
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 Post subject: Re: fuel filter?
Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:46 pm 
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i just did mine with vice grips seemed to work quite well.make sure you do them up nice and tight when ur finished
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 Post subject: Re: fuel filter?
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:07 pm 
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put the fuel filter on today started it up let it idle for bout ten mins couldnt see any leaks?
should be fine yea
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 Post subject: Re: fuel filter?
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:53 pm 
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stick with Ryco filters also.

I've found valvoline/cooper and other brands all tend to be steel filters, whereas Ryco still make them out of alloy.

The fuel lines and threads are alloy and when using a softer filter they seal better than the steel with LESS tightening.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel filter?
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:50 pm 
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dahayes wrote:
i just did mine with vice grips seemed to work quite well.make sure you do them up nice and tight when ur finished


Exactly what I was getting at above... It's not hard to end up damaging it with vice grips, and they leave marks etc.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:49 pm 
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A set of cheap flare or pipe spanners at Bunnings or Super Cheap isn't very expensive. I bought myself a set from Bunnings and it was one of the best purchases I've ever made. Bought it to do the fuel filter on the EB, and I've since done a number of jobs on brake lines & gas lines with them. Without damaging the nuts at all.

A very worth while investment for the home workshop!

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