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This is a discussion on Fuel Filter Change within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So i was wondering if there was any good way to do it besides what the Haynes manual said. It ...

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    So i was wondering if there was any good way to do it besides what the Haynes manual said. It has this whole bit about checking the fuel pressure with a gauge at the outlet and so forth. Im just looking for a general this is what i should do and also if there was a fuel filter i should get? I was going to order just the plain old AC Delco and a set of fuel filter disconnect tools.

    http://www.mytoolstore.com/astro/asthan13.html#7881

    If you all could point me in the right direction id be very grateful. Im pretty much just worried about not depressurizing the system right and shooting gas every where.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 95camaroZNC View Post
    So i was wondering if there was any good way to do it besides what the Haynes manual said. It has this whole bit about checking the fuel pressure with a gauge at the outlet and so forth. Im just looking for a general this is what i should do and also if there was a fuel filter i should get? I was going to order just the plain old AC Delco and a set of fuel filter disconnect tools.

    http://www.mytoolstore.com/astro/asthan13.html#7881

    If you all could point me in the right direction id be very grateful. Im pretty much just worried about not depressurizing the system right and shooting gas every where.
    I was going to change mine, too. Never have changed a fuel filter on any vehicle. Subscribed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    I was going to change mine, too. Never have changed a fuel filter on any vehicle. Subscribed.
    I hear the tools are a VERY good investment and not to get the plastic rings from autozone we used those on a buddy's car and they didn't work for shit. But yeah i saw your thread and decided to throw down as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95camaroZNC View Post
    I hear the tools are a VERY good investment and not to get the plastic rings from autozone we used those on a buddy's car and they didn't work for shit. But yeah i saw your thread and decided to throw down as well.
    Thanks man. Yeah I'm giving her a full tune up, and any advice is welcome.

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    wal mart fuel filter is like 15 bucks, clamp off the rubber hose into the back of the old fuel filter then loosen the connector in the front of the filter and get away for a couple of secs once it starts squirting, once it stops take a pair of needle nose pliers and unclamp the filter from the frame then squeeze the two tabs on the back of filter and pull on it. it should now come off. reverse steps to put the new one in. I just did 2 like this the other day.
    Last edited by formula1804; 05-10-2009 at 01:53 AM. Reason: after thought

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    just did mine last week.
    back up on some ramps,take the cap off the fuel rail under the hood let the pressure go.make shure the key is off.takes 2 wrenches un screw it push in the plastic tabs with your fingers pull out and put the new 1 in.
    put a catch pan under it will drip some fuel.

    dont know what ya need the special tool set you linked to for.

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    No special tools required for this fuel filter. Loosen the threaded end first, that'll depressurize the system...gas goes everywhere though but who cares .
    The AcDelco is a damn good quality filter. I recommend it.

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    you dont need the plastic tool for a firebird. I used the write up on: http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...sity/index.htm

    It was pretty easy to do, and like mentioned already, no special tools needed.

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    its an easy install, pretty self explanitory when you see it. you dont need the fuel line disconect tools for this.

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    Thanks alot for the help guys im gonna knock it out this Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    No special tools required for this fuel filter. Loosen the threaded end first, that'll depressurize the system...gas goes everywhere though but who cares .
    The AcDelco is a damn good quality filter. I recommend it.
    Exactly what I was gonna say. No need for any special tools. If you want to release some of the pressure take the gas cap off and that will release some. Its about a 10 minute job if that.

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    1 very important side note.........
    when you put the 2 wrenches on the filter and line to unscrew it twist the filter nut not the line nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    No special tools required for this fuel filter. Loosen the threaded end first, that'll depressurize the system...gas goes everywhere though but who cares .
    The AcDelco is a damn good quality filter. I recommend it.



    I keep a rag handy to hold around the filter end while de-pressurizing.


    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND eye protection. Gasoline on the naked eyeball HURTS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    I keep a rag handy to hold around the filter end while de-pressurizing.


    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND eye protection. Gasoline on the naked eyeball HURTS.
    I can vouch for the truth of this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Exactly what I was gonna say. No need for any special tools. If you want to release some of the pressure take the gas cap off and that will release some. Its about a 10 minute job if that.
    Yep, that's what I did, it's cake actually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by formula1804 View Post
    wal mart fuel filter is like 15 bucks, clamp off the rubber hose into the back of the old fuel filter then loosen the connector in the front of the filter and get away for a couple of secs once it starts squirting, once it stops take a pair of needle nose pliers and unclamp the filter from the frame then squeeze the two tabs on the back of filter and pull on it. it should now come off. reverse steps to put the new one in. I just did 2 like this the other day.

    Only thing I would add to this is have a face sheild or some eye protection, it will spray all over the place. Did mine last weekend.. took longer to put car on jacks then to change the filter. 10 mins max. Worth the investment, change every 30k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Only thing I would add to this is have a face sheild or some eye protection, it will spray all over the place. Did mine last weekend.. took longer to put car on jacks then to change the filter. 10 mins max. Worth the investment, change every 30k.
    SO i guess since my car has 80,xxx its time for a change.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanWs7 View Post
    SO i guess since my car has 80,xxx its time for a change.....
    When my fuel filter hit the bucket, a bunch of crap came out. I know the bucket was clean, but there was a lot of debre in the fuel coming out of the filter. Not large chunks but big enought to go WTF is that? I may change it again 15k to see if there is still more carp coming out, if so I think I will have to drop the fuel tank and check it out.

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