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Old 07-18-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Fuel Filter Replacement

What is the Proper way to replace the fuel filter, like the steps, i heard somwhere you have to release the pressure of the fuel pump or somthing like that

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:44 AM   #2
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It depends on what engine you have? I don't have it in front of me but the Hayne's manuel lays out the procedure in detail.

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:04 AM   #3
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Its a 4.2 Inline 6, i do not have a manuel lol i should probably get one, which is better Haynes or Chilton?
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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What one did you end up going with ?
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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YOu should because when i replaced mine i did not and had gas spray in my face but hey i got it out and replaced! Oh and make sure you have it in the right direction the fuel filter should have a arrow that say flow and the flow needs to go toward the engine.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:32 PM   #6
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Bleed the pressure at the rail there is a fitting. Takes a whole minute. Then drop the skid if still installed. Pay attention to the flow arrow on the new filter.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:06 PM   #7
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If the motor has a carburetor just let it sit overnight and change it. Any pressure should bleed down by then. Not the same for an injected engine though.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:38 AM   #8
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I used this guide when I changed mine. It's easy. I replaced both rubber pieces and clamps at the same time, since they are 18 years old. Cheap insurance, IMO. I also took the time to repaint the little skid plate. The rubber elbow on the inlet is special, and cost about $30 (Just Empty Every Pocket!). The clamps and fuel line piece are from any parts store.

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Old 07-17-2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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I used this guide when I changed mine. It's easy. I replaced both rubber pieces and clamps at the same time, since they are 18 years old. Cheap insurance, IMO.
+1 I would def. advise this, mine were about gone. Just did the filter last night.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:24 PM   #10
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If you have never done any work like this before I good idea is to google some videos to see how its done. Doesn't hurt and will save you time as you'll get an idea of tools and/or problems that you might need or encounter.
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it's been a year since he posted the question, I hope he got it changed by now...
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:11 AM   #12
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it's been a year since he posted the question, I hope he got it changed by now...
I just did!!! Hahaha just kidding, yea it's been done for along time haha

Thanks for all the input thoughbyall

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