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Old 01-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Fuel Filter question

Just changed my fuel filter, metal clips were so rusted they fell apart, no parts store has the metal clips and they suggest going to ford which is closed today., and suggestions? Maybe just 2 metal hose clamps? .also metal bracket that goes around the fuel filter was a bit rusted up and I just took it off and left it off, the filter sits pretty damn snug without the bracket, question is, am I okay driving for the day without the metal clips, also is it okay to leave the bracket off, like I said I can grab the filter and literally pull and it doesn't move even with the bracket off, thanks guys
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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Hoes clamp it up...the brackets fall off from time to time i know my last stangs did. I made a new one from a piece of exhaust strap that i bought at an autoparts store lol. Youll be fine without it though just dont go hitting every bump you see...
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The friggin gas that came out of my old filter was straight BLACK! the bracket screw was so rusted it was cracking as I was turning and loosening the screw..seemed to me the filter has never been changed in its 112k mile life
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Probably not...alot of people forget its there
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Probably not...alot of people forget its there
I'm debating going to by hose clamps..or just picking up the metal clips from FORD tomorrow morning, I work a block from a ford dealer
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Id just hit up ford if youre that close
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Id just hit up ford if youre that close
Yea not gonna do much driving tonight, if I do it's just to a local restaurant or something and I doubt the filter will pop off just from that, I mean before I went and bought the fuel line disconnect tool I was yanking and pulling that fuel line and it just wouldn't pop no mater how much Messed with it, hard to believe it'll easily pop off just from a few bumps ya know? so think I'm gonna hold off till the morning and hit up ford, if they don't have em ill go with the hose clamps tomorrow
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Damn crappy fuel line disconnect tool lmao..
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Sooo ford doesn't even have these damn clips what the hell...how would hose clamps work?? The actual fuel line is bigger than the line off the filter that pops into the fuel line so I'd imagine a hose clamp would be hard to clamp the 2 together, if that makes sense
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