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Old 02-10-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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I'm having a hard time getting the hoses off the fuel filter in my 02 WRX. I mean a really hard time! I'm thinking of just buing replacement fuel hoses, cutting the stock ones off, and doing it that way. Any advice before the knife comes out?
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Old 02-10-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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They were tight for me as well. I found that they broke loose by grabbing them with some pliers and twisting them on the hose bib. Once they broke loose, they slid right off without a problem.

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Old 02-10-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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Put some white lithium grease on the barbs when you put the new filter on. It will allow it to come off much easier next time you change the filter .


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Old 02-11-2005, 09:53 AM   #4
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what i did was i took a small flathead screw driver and gentlely lift up a small section of the hose from the filter. while it's lifted, spray a little lubricant in it. work your way around the hose like this, you don't need to go all the way around, just the accessable portion. let it sit for a minute or so, then use a twist/pull motion

done and done
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:28 AM   #5
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when i did mine i got the 'In' side out alright, but i could NOT get the 'out' side off, i tried prying/twisting/pulling, eventually the hose just kinda cracked and fuel started leaking out, so i just cut it off and bought a new piece of hose to replace it
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:18 PM   #6
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I found that they broke loose by grabbing them with some pliers and twisting them on the hose bib.
me too - works almost every time for stuck hoses.
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:24 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give it another go tomorrow and see what happens.
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Old 02-12-2005, 01:47 AM   #8
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twist, then pull
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:29 PM   #9
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getting it back on was the challenge for me...
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Old 02-26-2005, 02:43 AM   #10
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I've found that replacing the fuel filter was the most entertaining thing I've done under my subaru's hood so far
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:51 AM   #11
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What I do is use the 90 pic out of my pic set to get under the edge of the hose and spray rubbing alcohol(I ALWAYS have a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol around for lubricating rubber parts ) on it and work the pic, carefully, around the edge of the hose...letting the alcohol do it's job.....spray a bit more, maybe.....twist/pull and done.

Rubbing alcohol is great for lubricating rubber/silicone 'cuz it won't damage it or anything underhood or paint....it lubricates, then evaporates leaving NO residue...it cleans.....it is cheap..... and can be entertaining at need, too
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:48 PM   #12
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I do what you're thinking of, speedblind. When I change the fuel filter I just cut the hoses and replace them with new 5/16" fuel injection hose.

In general I find plastic round-jawed hose pinch pliers useful for removing hoses; they're gentle on the hose so you can push harder than you can with metal pliers.
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