FUEL-03, Fuel Filter Replacement

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  1. Using hose clamp pliers, pinch the fuel hose on the inlet side of the fuel filter. If you do not have a set of hose clamp pliers, standard locking pliers will work. However, the teeth on the jaws of conventional locking pliers will damage the fuel hose. So, if conventional locking pliers are used, the hose should be wrapped with some type of protective material.


    Have rags ready to catch escaping fuel when the fuel filter is removed.

  2. Unscrew the inlet and outlet lines from the fuel filter.
  3. Install the new filter. Pay particular attention to the direction of flow indicated on the fuel filter.
  4. Tighten the fuel line nuts on either end of the fuel filter.
  5. Remove the hose clamp.
  6. Start the engine and check the fuel filter and fuel lines for leaks.

Clark's Garage 1998