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Old 04-20-2010, 12:30 AM   #21
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One more thing. I took the clamps out but didn't take out the hoses. Are these easy to remove?
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:31 AM   #22
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lol I remember when me and my mechanic did an emergency fuel pump and filter in my garage... worst idea ever full tank equals full garage of gas ...smelled in the house for several days , my wife wasnt to happy..
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:57 PM   #23
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One more thing. I took the clamps out but didn't take out the hoses. Are these easy to remove?
If you'll grab the rubber hoses with a pair of pliers to hold them (don't squeeze to hard, you just want a firm grip) and then grab the filter with your hand and twist it slightly, you can break the rubber hose loose from the filter. At that point, you just pull the rubber hose off of the filter. Be prepared to plug the hoses, else they'll leak gasoline until you do. A 1/4" extension is the perfect size to plug the hoses while you replace the filter. Don't forget to release the fuel pressure first, else you'll get sprayed with gasoline.

The deal with the bracket is that the bracket is grabbing ahold of the threads on the bolt that secures it. You should be able to just wiggle it (or pry it) off. Squeezing the bracket will help. And no, it doesn't just drop down once the nut was removed. Sorry you got that impression. If you're not jacking the car up so that you can see what's going on, doing that will make it easier.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #24
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I did mine today following the notes on this thread. I used a golf tee to flug the fuele line when I disconnected the clamps. This helped to minimise the loss of fuel. It went very well.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:22 AM   #25
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length of hoses?

I am preparing to change my fuel filter. Can someone tell me the length of the hoses as I want to have new on hand before I start.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:15 PM   #26
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I did mine today following the notes on this thread. I used a golf tee to flug the fuele line when I disconnected the clamps. This helped to minimise the loss of fuel. It went very well.
I have a few extra tees lying around. How well do they fit? I wanted to do this today...though that ac fan is going in first. PEACE.
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