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Old 03-20-2008, 04:08 PM   #26
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Oh yeah, and don't cheap out and try and blow gas out of the filter.
I just run the tank dry before I change the filter.

That way you suck up all the crap in the tank and deposit in the old filter, too. It's a win-win.

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Old 03-20-2008, 04:08 PM   #27
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gas in the eyes wasnt a fun event at all
which is why you ALWAYS point the lines towards the windshield IMMEDIATELY!

the cowl makes a great catch basin.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:10 PM   #28
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I just run the tank dry before I change the filter.

That way you suck up all the crap in the tank and deposit in the old filter, too. It's a win-win.



what about the filter sock on the freakin fuel pump?
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:13 PM   #29
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A little squirt of WD-40, and a small set of vice grips, cushioned by a rag works well for me. Squeeze the vice grips down (not too tight) and rotate back and forth to break the hose loose. Then just yank 'em off with your hands.
This is the way to go. Let the WD40 soak in a bit first.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:13 PM   #30
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what about the filter sock on the freakin fuel pump?


or the pump burning up?
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:13 PM   #31
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what about the filter sock on the freakin fuel pump?
That gets rinsed every time you fill up...don't worry about it.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:14 PM   #32
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I just run the tank dry before I change the filter.

That way you suck up all the crap in the tank and deposit in the old filter, too. It's a win-win.

I get a gallon or two of paint thinner and mix it in, myself. Better get some so I can mix it in on the next tank.

Sometimes a gallon or two of diesel can free stuff up, too. It's an oil so it seeps into the fuel line junctions and makes them easy to free up.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:16 PM   #33
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Or the fact that you are replacing the fuel filter because its NOT working anymore...
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:16 PM   #34
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I just run the tank dry before I change the filter.

That way you suck up all the crap in the tank and deposit in the old filter, too. It's a win-win.

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That gets rinsed every time you fill up...don't worry about it.


so in other words - your not really suckin anything up into the fuel filter and cleanin the tank out

premature pump failure
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:20 PM   #35
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I used the pointy end of a large zip-tie, smeared some petroleum jelly on it and worked it up under the line. Just do that all the way around then it'll just slide right off. Use a twisted up paper towell to wipe any excess out of the line before you put the new filter on.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:24 PM   #36
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Smack at it with your coch

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Old 03-20-2008, 04:24 PM   #37
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make sure you wear safety glasses - the first time i did this, i forgot the system was under pressure

gas in the eyes wasnt a fun event at all
....Unless you take the filler cap off to de-pressurize the system.
I second the vice grips + rag approach.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:25 PM   #38
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Dude. It's a bitch. I paid the guy at the corner gas station $20 to do mine and was happy to do so!

I'm going this route. Screw the damn things, ****!
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:26 PM   #39
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....Unless you take the filler cap off to de-pressurize the system.
I second the vice grips + rag approach.
yep - i forgot step 1 and step 2


step 1 - disconnect the negative battery terminal

step 2 - remove gas cap






i did use a pair of plyers to twist the lines so i could pull them off by hand
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:30 PM   #40
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:39 PM   #41
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1. Disconnect fuel pump fuse.
2. Crank car for a few seconds
3. Use padded pliers to take the tubes off.
4. Replace filter.

Not that hard
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:43 PM   #42
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I remember doing this when I installed my Supra pump...

I didnt depressurize the system and it sprayed fuel everywhere, I was like "please god dont let me DIAF " while laying in my trunk
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:43 PM   #43
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you hump thos fuel lines into submission!!! that\'s how it works!!! GET SOME!!





but seriously, sometimes it\'s not easy.

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Old 03-20-2008, 05:07 PM   #44
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heat it up with a lighter..
the rubber will soften and be easier to remove..
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:17 PM   #45
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Ha, my hands are all beat to **** after removing the fuel lines from the fuel pump twice last night (forgot to reconnect the electrical plug on the pump after completely putting the car back together ) I was furious

The fuel filter hoses were not easy either.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:46 PM   #46
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It's actually really simple when you have the technique down. What you do is you get a small flatblade screwdriver and pry the edge of the hose up a little bit and spray some wd40 or brake cleaner in the hose and they come straight off.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:47 PM   #47
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Ha, my hands are all beat to **** after removing the fuel lines from the fuel pump twice last night (forgot to reconnect the electrical plug on the pump after completely putting the car back together ) I was furious

The fuel filter hoses were not easy either.
you're all doing it wrong

I pulled the lines off my fuel pump on my 96 Outback with 160k for the first time last week.

WD-40 or PB Blaster, spray, wait, then some judicious pliers. Bingo!
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #48
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rofl at 150k mine came off easy because i didn't treat them like they were made of glass and were attached to a ferarri
I like this reply.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:14 PM   #49
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Can the mods please move this to OT?
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:18 PM   #50
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You can buy a set of reverse pliers. When you squeeze the handle they spread whatever you have gripped. Makes short work of suby fuel line removal.
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