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Fuel Filter Change
« on: 08 November 2017, 13:53:16 »

Do you need the special tool to remove the pipework? Remember fatty admin had a gadget, can I just it with basic tools? 3.2 one is rather old  :-[
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Re: Fuel Filter Change
« Reply #1 on: 08 November 2017, 14:06:21 »

Must do mine some time.  ;D

I think I've got the tool somewhere. Never tried it, though. ::)
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Re: Fuel Filter Change
« Reply #2 on: 08 November 2017, 14:21:41 »

You can do it without the specialist tool, just pliers.  But I now use the prescribed tool when I change the filter. ;)

This is the set of tools I bought:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/382165902123?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=48657126936&rlsatarget=pla-382144911108&abcId=1129916&adtype=pla&merchantid=7423604&poi=&googleloc=1006483&device=c&campaignid=973710387&crdt=0
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Re: Fuel Filter Change
« Reply #3 on: 08 November 2017, 15:33:49 »

I didn't know there was a specific tool  ??? The fuel filter fittings are similar to other push fit fittings I've used & i tend to use the side of an adjustable spanner to push the collar while I pull the hose/pipe
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Re: Fuel Filter Change
« Reply #4 on: 08 November 2017, 18:05:45 »

Can be done with just screwdrivers, but if its been on a while (and you've had that car 6(?) years, its going to be a PITA.

*Much* easier with the tools, hence I have a set, but certainly not a necessity for most.  Knowing you, though, I would probably not attempt without the tools (not meaning to sound rude/unkind).

Buy the 2 plastic clips as well. Chances are they won't break, but they do get brittle with age, and you're fooooked if you break one.

Happy to sit drinking tea laughing at you do it, if you ever get back up this way.
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Re: Fuel Filter Change
« Reply #5 on: 08 November 2017, 18:15:35 »

Thanks.  :y

I am well overdue a trip back to Brackley, overdue a curry as well. Don't think I've been back in over a year  :o
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Re: Fuel Filter Change
« Reply #6 on: 08 November 2017, 18:17:32 »

Make it so
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Re: Fuel Filter Change
« Reply #7 on: 08 November 2017, 20:09:13 »

Have some 10mm fuel hose and some small jubilee clips to hand if it all goes Pete Tong and the brittle lines break.

I made this temporary repair....... 5 years ago  ;D

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Re: Fuel Filter Change
« Reply #8 on: 09 November 2017, 17:57:49 »

Have some 10mm fuel hose and some small jubilee clips to hand if it all goes Pete Tong and the brittle lines break.

I made this temporary repair....... 5 years ago  ;D
No. The 50p clips. 2 of. Not sure if dealer only.
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Re: Fuel Filter Change
« Reply #9 on: 10 November 2017, 23:13:10 »

Thanks.  :y

I am well overdue a trip back to Brackley, overdue a curry as well. Don't think I've been back in over a year  :o

Date depending, you can count me in on that, for old time sake :y
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