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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:57 pm 
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I changed my fuel filter today, easiest thing i have ever done on that car. I forgot to have the oil caddy underneath, so i got some gas on the shop floor, but other than that it was easy as pie.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:13 am 
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Yup!

As long as it has been done regularly and there's no major rust on the lines or fittings, it's a simple task.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:51 pm 
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The other hard part was finding the right wrench, we have fitting wrenches, but we had 15mm and 17mm, but no 16, so i had to use a regular wrench

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:20 pm 
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Is the fuel filter located in the same place on Bonnevilles SSEi's 2000 and up?


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:56 pm 
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Yeah, just under the driver's side rear door, needs a 16mm flare wrench and a 20 mm flare wrench, and a pail or oil caddy or something to keep gas from getting everywhere, as well as the fact that you NEED to wear safety glasses, unless you like rinsing your eyes out for 15 minutes. You have to push in the on the plastic piece on the other side, and don't forget to put the new one on, or it won't work. Geez, I might as well do a Techinfo for it!!

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:55 pm 
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Manuals will always tell you to bleed the fuel pressure down first, to avoid just that spewing of gas all over that you mention. If you do write a TECHINFO article, be sure to include that. Even if some of us do it without. Another way is to wrap a rag around the joint as you're loosening it. Safest is to bleed the fuel pressure down first. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:00 pm 
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And remember to include that it needs to be changed every 15k miles :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:26 pm 
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I changed my fuel filter today, easiest thing i have ever done on that car. I forgot to have the oil caddy underneath, so i got some gas on the shop floor, but other than that it was easy as pie.




just curious.....so what type of fuel filter did you buy and where did you buy it from????

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:14 pm 
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I just got a microguard or whatever from the parts store in town, cost like 9 bucks. Parts City, a local franchise chain, there are like 5 in MN and one in IA, i think

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Manuals will always tell you to bleed the fuel pressure down first, to avoid just that spewing of gas all over that you mention. If you do write a TECHINFO article, be sure to include that. Even if some of us do it without. Another way is to wrap a rag around the joint as you're loosening it. Safest is to bleed the fuel pressure down first. :wink:


How do you bleed the pressure?? You need a pail or something anyways, though, because there is fuel in it and the line, and you have to drain the filter or it will still make a mess.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:23 pm 
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It's true that I use a container to catch excess gas from the filter, but I was just mentioning that there are steps that can be taken to avoid the high pressure spewing of the gas when you first disconnect the filter.

Here's a decent generic link that covers the whole process.
http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us/09 ... oPages.htm

Keep in mind that most of us do not actually bleed the gas from the schrader valve like they show, since not everyone has all the tools a shop has. Most just use a rag over the schrader and press down on it to relieve the pressure. Note that it also makes sense to back off your fuel filler cap to relieve tank pressure.

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