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post #1 of 4 Old 02-01-2017, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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fuel filter

Ok you can laugh if you want, but in my 20+ years of driving I have never had to change one. So my question is, do I somehow need to depressurize the fuel line before removal? I don't feel like getting a face full of gas. This is also my first vehicle that has a carb. Well besides motorcycles but they are really easy to work on. If someone could tell me yes or no and how to if it is needed, I would be quite grateful.

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-01-2017, 04:42 PM
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Since it is a carbed vehicle, the answer is no. Fuel pressures are typically only ~7ish PSI. There won't be any spray of fuel, but it will spill a bit of gas.
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-01-2017, 04:43 PM
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You should be fine to just pull it. Some gas will spill out while removing it but it shouldn't explode out by any means, after its changed it might take a few tries to crank over since it has to replace all the air in the system with gas. Just keep cranking!

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post #4 of 4 Old 02-01-2017, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks fellow jeep friends, that's what I needed to know!
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