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Old 02-12-2002, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default Getting the fuel lines off the Fuel filter

This weekend I replaced the fuel filter. The fuel lines were so incredibly stuck and I was so determined to replace the filter that I ended up cutting the fuels line off. I figured that I had enough slack in the lines to do it. Anyways I get the lines connected the to the new fuel filter and I can't mount it back because the lines where too short but really for fear of the lines popping off when engine rocks.
Sense I have to do this again I was wondering if you guys have any tips on getting those fuel lines off the Fuel filter?
I've done this before but in the summer.
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Old 02-12-2002, 11:57 AM   #2
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Warm water and twisting . Heating the lines up with some warm or hot water (perhaps a hair dryer) and twisting them before trying to pull them off will help alot. I had the same problem last spring when I tried changing mine out in the nice cold NH winter .

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Old 02-12-2002, 12:03 PM   #3
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Okay I'll try that. My poor fingers will appreciate it.
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Old 02-12-2002, 09:46 PM   #4
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i used some needle nose pliers and a lot of patience. those lines can be hell on the finger tips. grab firmly w/pliers and twist. they'll come off.
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Old 02-13-2002, 02:53 AM   #5
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Be REAL careful with a hair dryer around fuel lines.

I like the warm water method MUCH better!!!

Gasoline + red hot heating element = Subaru Flambe.
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Old 02-13-2002, 01:14 PM   #6
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I didn't mess with the hair driver I didn't want to take a chance. They came off pretty easy with out any thing. Yesterday was a bit warmer. I got it all connected though. The other day though when when it was colder it was just impossible. The fuel line connected from the fire wall is a little shorter than what I would like. I'll have to redo that one because I couldn't get to it and because the other fuel line was in the way (funcky position) and I really didn't want to spend to much time on it yesterday.
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Old 02-16-2002, 04:07 PM   #7
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It also helps to use a little grease when putting the hoses back on the filter. When you go to remove the fuel lines they are much easier to get off also.
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