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Old 05-02-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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Fuel filter

Any tips or advice before I replace my fuel filter tomorrow thanks ahead of time
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dont let anyone turn the key over or else you will waste a lot of fuel. and be sure you prime the filter before firing it up. besides that just dont smoke and use youtube to find a video if need be
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Pretty much what he said. Let the pressure bleed down overnight or if you have an external FPR with a bleeder port on it you can hook it up to the rail and bleed off the pressure that way.
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Don't forget the little tool that you need to release the stock fuel filte
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Yeah and i would go get the clips from o reillys before you do it
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I just pulled mine out without bleeding. only spilled about 1/4 cup. Its easy, but I cant fit under there without jacking it up first.
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im a fat guy though.
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When I changed mine on my 04 Mach 1, I pulled the fuse for the fuel pump while car was running and let it run until it stalled. Then under the hood I wrapped a shop rag around the shrader valve, depressed it and released the rest of the fuel in the lines. Then using the connecter release tool removed old fleet then outstanding new filter. Replaced fuel pump fuse and then primed the pump by turning the ignition to on and let it prime for about 15 to 20 secs, then tried cranking it. Stated right up on the second try.

I think it took a total of 10 min from start to finish. And even with depressurizing the fuel system there still was a little girl that does it off the fleet so watch out when disconnecting it

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just after 1:30 of this video I LOL'd

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Haha, nice.
Yep, the filter and lines are full of gas. no matter how you do it, your gonna spill some.
Personally, I've never depressurized a fuel system before changing the filter. I just pull them out and hope none gets in my eyes.
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Is it something that should be done looks like original filter with 142k miles on it
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Hell yes. filters are cheap and easy to change.
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yeah I change mine once a year..
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