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    Changing fuel filter

    Is there a particular procedure to follow when changing a fuel filter? I'm going to be changing mine this week and would like to know rather than guess.

    Just out of curiosity, is it safe to jack up the car under the K-member or the rear diff? Obviously using jack stands as well.


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    Get ready for the cool burning sensation of gasoline in the arm pits

    No real step by step procedure I'm aware of. You could relieve some pressure if you desire up at the shrader valve. Other than that it's a quick disconnect on one end and a nut/o-ring seal on the other. Pretty straight forward.

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    Yep.....I wrap a rag around it just to absorb the gas. Also make sure to wear safety glasses. Gas burns like Hell when it hits the eyes....

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    I grabbed a bucket and put it under the fuel filter and some rags just in case. Then I opened the gas cap as well as relieving pressure via the shrader valve before removing the filter.
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    It's a simple change. Recommend using line wrenches if you have them to avoid any possibility of rounding off the nut on the fuel line. The clip just pinches in to remove it at the back of the filter. +1 for wearing safety glasses.

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    I always used a 5/8 wrench and a crescent wrench. Pretty straightforward. I also prime the pump (key on and off several times) before I fire the car up.
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    I park it and let it sit over night to relieve the pressure +2 on the line wrench and SG's.
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    I pussed out and paid my local mechanic to do it. Charged me 20 bucks, I bought the Fram fuel filer. No mess, no burning arm pits and I still have my eyesight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    I pussed out and paid my local mechanic to do it. Charged me 20 bucks, I bought the Fram fuel filer. No mess, no burning arm pits and I still have my eyesight.
    That is pussing out, but at least you are man enough to admit it.

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    For the ones that don't puss out...
    If you jack by the rear end make sure you use the flat part of the diff and not under the cover. If you jack on the cover you can bend it and make it leak. K member is tough so no problem there for jacking. I pulled the fuse for the fuel pump while the car is running to re-leave pressure in the fuel lines before doing the fuel filter and leave the cap on, not as much fuel will leak out. I only lost a few brain cells from the fumes when I did mine, no arm pit burn or burnt eyes. I just use ramps and crawl under so no jacking making this a bit easier.

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    I jack it by the front subframe and use jackstands front and rear.

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    Great information guys, as always.

    I don't have line wrenches, will I be ok to use regular ones?

    Also, to Firebirdjones, you mentioned an O-ring; should there have been a new one included with the filter, or is using the existing one ok?

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    Note to self, try not to kink the plastic fuel line, very easy to do!

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    The lines at the filter are steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Camaro UK View Post
    Great information guys, as always.

    I don't have line wrenches, will I be ok to use regular ones?

    Also, to Firebirdjones, you mentioned an O-ring; should there have been a new one included with the filter, or is using the existing one ok?
    I know what you mean, logical thinking would lead you to believe there would be a new 0-ring with a filter, and I agree there should be. But they don't supply one. Reusing the old one has worked fine for me after several filter changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    The lines at the filter are steel.
    I think the quick disconnect portion is a plastic line? Now you have me wondering and I was just under there the other day

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    I have start believing that they intentionally leave the o ring out so you have to make a 2, 3, 4th trip to the part stores........

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    Does anyone know what size it is? I'll get one just in case mine's gone bad, I don't know when the filter on my car was last changed.

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    Both lines are steel. The snap on side (engine) side comes with a new plastic locking ring. And, seeing as how you can't see under there, the plastic ring has two wings that you depress to remove the line. The other (tank) side needs two wrenches. You should be fine reusing the old o ring.

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    Like I said, be careful not to kink the plastic (nylon) line (2nd & 3rd pic), note the kink in mine:



    Black line is some sort of plastic (nylon).
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    If you have it, spray some WD-40 or PBlaster on the nut side where the line meets the filter to make loosening them easier.

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