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Old 08-04-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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Started to work on changing my fuel filter today right as my brother pulled in the driveway. The Mr. Auto Know It All he is had to give me a piece of info *cough* BS *cough* and told me that 9 out of 10 times when you change a fuel filter on a GM vehicle that has a threaded filter on the one end, you end up breaking the line if its been on the vehicle for long. Judging by all the rust and how hard it was to get off, my car still had the original filter and has 101K on it.

Guess I'm the 1 out of 10 time that the fuel line doesn't break because my new filter is on and nothing is leaking. Gotta love brothers
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mine leaks SLIGHTLY, but i don't think it'* enough to consider messing with it and potentially make it worse.

and that was a filter that held on for ~170K miles and 13 years.
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Wow that one had to be a PITA to take off lol
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yep... thought i was going to crimp the line via twisting. wasn't using a line wrench either and i started rounding off the "nut" as well...

at least the other end was a quick connect.
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Yea I started rounding off the 16mm nut on mine. Thats when I switched to vice grips on that nut, worked 50x better
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I've changed several and have yet to twist off a fuel line. That'* because I turn the filter instead of the nut on the fuel line.
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I've changed several and have yet to twist off a fuel line. That'* because I turn the filter instead of the nut on the fuel line.
Ding-Ding-Ding! That'* how it'* done folks!
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I've changed several and have yet to twist off a fuel line. That'* because I turn the filter instead of the nut on the fuel line.
Thus the reason I'm glad I followed your write-up because that'* exactly what I had to do to get mine off
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First timers break lines. Once you've stopped for a moment and thought about the problem, a solution is relatively easy.
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