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Old 03-26-2003, 16:10   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Filter

Can someone tell me how to change the fuel filter in an EA? Apparently you have to remove the fuel fuse from near the battery or something like that??

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Old 03-26-2003, 23:38   #2 (permalink)
 
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well considering the fuel filter has nothing to do with the electrics, i doubt ya need to change the fuse or whatever
but i changed my fuel filter on my EA just last week, just a matter of clamping the hose on the tank side with a vicegrip, uunscreweing the clamps around the hose connected to the filter, and pulling it off, with a bucket underneath to catch the loose fuel. Then just stick the new filter on, do up the clamps take the vicegrip off and ya set
making sure also the flow sign on the fuel filter is pointing towards the engine.
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The filter will be in one of two places - just underneath the bulkhead, or in the rear wheel well, both on the passenger side.
If it's still a factory filter you will likely need to drill out a rivet which holds the filter on and replace it with a self-tapping screw of some sort.
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I think what he is refering too with taking a fuse out is removing the fuel pump fuse and running the engine till it dies to remove all pressure from the fuel lines so you dont get sprayed in the face with fuel when you realise the clamps. It's not a necessary thing to do tho, just release the clamps on the filter slowly and you'll be right.
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thaks guys ill give it a go tomorrow. ExplodedThatts what I was told: remove the fuel pump fuse then wait for the engine to die and this depressurisers the fuel lines.
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just put a vicegrip on the tank side of the hose, and thats pretty much all ya need to do
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When I did mine last year I found it to be a fairly straight-forward yet messy job. I ended up getting fuel all down my arms and over my hands becasue I wasn't careful enough. Just take your time being careful and it's easy as pie.

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