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Unread 03-20-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
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noob fuel filter question

im going to replace my fuel filter and noticed the old was has the plastic retaining clips on it thats on my jeep right now and the new one doesn't. they're just straight metal tubing coming out of each end. Are the plastic clips transferable or something? or did the parts guy give me the wrong filter?

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Unread 03-20-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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I did it on my old 94 GC , you got the right filter just have to switch the clips over , make sure to take it easy or you could break em.

But ya I thought I had a wrong filter also , just switch the clips over.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 04:10 PM   #3
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use the clips with the new filter - thats what i did
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Unread 03-20-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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don't forget to relieve the pressure at the fuel rail... theres alot of pressure and it goes everywhere.....

ask me how I know...
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Unread 03-20-2007, 07:40 PM   #5
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Yes, you just transfer over the old ones. Just wear old clothes when switch it because you are gonna get gas everywhere, even after you relieve the pressure.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #6
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There should be no pressure in the fuel line after 45 to 60 minutes.

I have not seen clips included with a new filter in nearly ten years. I purchase a pack of five clips (both sizes) and replace them when I feel like it.

Remove the fuel filter with the clips still attached to the filter. Then remove the clips carefully with two screw drivers
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Unread 03-20-2007, 08:10 PM   #7
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There should be no pressure in the fuel line after 45 to 60 minutes.

I have not seen clips included with a new filter in nearly ten years. I purchase a pack of five clips (both sizes) and replace them when I feel like it.

Remove the fuel filter with the clips still attached to the filter. Then remove the clips carefully with two screw drivers

well i did mine at the firehouse and didn't know that it would bleed off.. I was in a hurry and didn't think to relieve the pressure, I did get a bucket and fire ext. tho!
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Unread 03-20-2007, 08:34 PM   #8
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And for the real geek in us … the leak-down rate should be 0.667 psi per minute, so it could take a good hour to go to zero.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 06:16 PM   #9
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how do you relieve the pressure on the fuel rail?
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how do you relieve the pressure on the fuel rail?
Puel the fuel pump fuse, turn engine on, let it die. No more gas will be pumped into the lines and engine will use it all up. No more fuel in lines and no more pressure. Then you can just put the fuse back in. The Haynes manual covers it.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #11
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There should be no pressure in the fuel line after 45 to 60 minutes.

I have not seen clips included with a new filter in nearly ten years. I purchase a pack of five clips (both sizes) and replace them when I feel like it.

Remove the fuel filter with the clips still attached to the filter. Then remove the clips carefully with two screw drivers
did you buy the clips from the dealer as i cant find them anywhere, im gonna need some for my next change as they're pretty chewed up on there now, do you know the sizes? thanks Ben
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Unread 10-15-2013, 03:53 PM   #12
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Most auto parts places should have them, they should be in the section of generic replacement parts like door clips and vacuum fittings. I go mine at advanced auto and I believe their 5/16" and 3/8".

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...fuel+line+clip
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...fuel+line+clip
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