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Old 03-31-2004, 11:36 PM   #1
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I recently bought a new fuel strainer and fuel filter for my 1992 SSEI, How hard is it to change these, what tools will i need, how long will it take, and is there any online guide as on how to do this?
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Fuel filter is easy. A wrench or socket to loosen the bracket, and needlenose pliers to release the fittings.

The strainer......you're talking in the tank? The fuel pump/pickup strainer? Your're dropping the tank, bud. Preferably as empty as possible, and while NOT smoking

Get a helper. Shouldn't be too bad.
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The tank is on E, and my friend said he would help, is this a sort of thing thats gonna take hours or not that long?
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I haven't actually dropped my tank, but I've spent enough time under there. I'd back the car up on ramps, then drop it. 2 or 3 hours, taking your time, plenty of beer and a good friend? Just a guess. Should be pretty straightforward.
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LOL im only 18 so i dont there theres gonna be any beer involved, and yeah my friends really technical, built 3 camaro'* from scratch and hes got a 2002 35th anniversary camaro SS (drools) and hes done work on that so im sure hes gonna know how, if not guess were gonna learn.
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Also it would help if you have an impact wrench. It took us about a half hour to drop the tank and change everything out.
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On a 92 (this info would help in your sig hint, hint ) the fuel tank area could be kinda rusty/cruddy. That'll probably be the hardest part of dropping the tank.
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Inspect the straps holding up the tank first. Sometimes its easier to cut them free then fight with rusted bolts, order in advance if they look bad?
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the higher you jack up the back end, the easier its gonna be, and block it up well. we had to do so much jerking on the fuel lines to get them off i was afraid we'd knock the car off onto ourselves. i couldn't use ramps because they were too steep for the bumper to clear.
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