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Fuel filter troubles

This is a discussion on Fuel filter troubles within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Alright guys I was changing the fuel filter on my car today for the first time(for this particular car) and ...

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    Fuel filter troubles

    Alright guys I was changing the fuel filter on my car today for the first time(for this particular car) and everything went smoothly except two things. The first thing is the bracket that the filter sits in would not go back on because of the angle of the filter(I think the fuel line is bent) the threads just wouldn't line up so I just put the filter on without it. Will it be ok? Do I need that stupid thing? Second question is when I was disconnecting the plastic fuel line that goes from the gas tank I kinked it. Now I have seen them kinked with past camaros and noticed no leaks with them, as with this one thus far. But, could this kink lead to future problems down the road? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    You will want to secure the fuel filter, as movement could cause the fuel line to rub or wear. As for the line being kinked, I would worry about restriction, which could lead to fuel pump problems.

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    Well flume isn't kinked now. It's straight it just had a little crease

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    You should be ok with that then. I would secure the fuel filter though.

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    When I tried to wiggle it it had zero play in it.......idk I tried to get that bracket on and it won't budge. And I dint want to end up breaking a fuel line

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    Seems EVERYTHING even the simplest things on these cars are a huge PITA

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    No worse than any other car, I can assure you. It may take a little bit of work, just take your time and be cautious with the fuel line, and you'll get it.

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    Alright. and about the kinked line, should I repair it or am I worrying for nothing? Thanks

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    I wouldn't worry about it, unless you do start to notice it leaking.

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    Mine bent like that about 8" to 12" back from the filter.

    I just squeezed it back round with my fingers.

    I used some long needle nose pliers to put my bracket back.
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    same here, my line kinked alittle when i took it off. i think it is the only way to get it off. but as said you should deffinatly bolt it back down. the factory put it their for a reason. worst case scenario you could prob zip tie it or something but you would be better off using the braket.

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    Alright. I'll have to use a screwdriver and pry the filter away from the frame enough to get that bracket to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01NavyBlueSLPSS View Post
    Alright. I'll have to use a screwdriver and pry the filter away from the frame enough to get that bracket to fit.
    Try not to dent the filter can too much that way..

    The filter media inside the can can get pushed to one side and could cause trouble later if not sooner..
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    Well I got it. I put the extension(pry bar) between frame and the weld around the tip of the filter. It's rock solid now

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