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Old 06-15-2007, 10:43 AM   #11
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Finally got around to TRY to change it today(June 7th) and found that the bolt on the filter has rusted itself to the screw on the line.

What do I need to do to get it apart? I sprayed it with WD-40 and I thought it was turning but it was the whole thing(both sides) were turning.
I don't want to brake the line but if I do how do I get it to work again?
Please take a look at this thread. The fuel filter was rusted in place on my Bonnie. My brother helped me change it.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...701&highlight=

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anyone have a pic of the location to depressurize the fuel filter?
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i dont have a pic, but IIRC, on my 93 its on the back side of the fuel rail with a plastic screw on cover over it. It sticks out from the hard rail along the intake manifold.
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I tried to loosen the fuel filter AGAIN today and still no luck.

I sprayed it with penatrating oil and thought it came loose but all I did was get the line nut loose from the line. So now the filter spins freely but the two nuts are still stuck together.

What can I do? Is the line broke now? How much is it for a new line that runs from the engine to the filter?
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anyone have a pic of the location to depressurize the fuel filter?
on the L67 they were visable right in the front

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on the L36 it is somewhat hidden on the end of the rail

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I tried to loosen the fuel filter AGAIN today and still no luck.

I sprayed it with penatrating oil and thought it came loose but all I did was get the line nut loose from the line. So now the filter spins freely but the two nuts are still stuck together.

What can I do? Is the line broke now? How much is it for a new line that runs from the engine to the filter?
NEVERMIND! I got it. FINALLY!!! I said I'll try one more time and it it breaks it breaks. Viola it turned and came loose.

I got a wire brush and brushed the rust off and put a bit of penatrating oil on the threads and put it back together.
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Glad to hear it. Getting things done.

Was the rest of the line rusty as well? If so..keep an eye out since disturbing it.
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Nope the line was fine. It was just the nut/bolt that was rusted together enough to be a pain in the rear.

I did find out that the line nut is supposed to turn though. I though I broke a weld on it or something, but once it came apart I saw that it was supposed to be that way.
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Due to the way the rust etc usually happens on that nut around here..I hold that still and turn the filter only. Keep the line safer.
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I don't have the patients for that. My line in front of the filter is really rusty.
I am taking mine in. I can't be stuck without a vehicle.

I guess that'* why God gave some guys the ability, and some none..
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