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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject:  Fuel Filter Rusted Bolt? Reply with quote

My fuel filter is rusted and I was unable to loosen the bolt even with flare wrench and PB Blaster. Has anyone used a product called Loctite Freeze & Release or CRC Freeze Off? If so did it work for you and how? Its S9.00 and another $8.00 for shipping
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject:  fuel filter Reply with quote

You mention a bolt and using a flare wrench. The only bolt is for the filter bracket. In which case use a socket. You would use a flare wrench on the line to the filter. What is it your having trouble with? Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The line going into the filter, has a nut. I got the end that has the quick release off.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject:  fuel filter Reply with quote

OK now we know we are dealing with the line into the end of the filter.
The quick off disconnect is on the back of the filter towards the rear of the car.
Yes the flare wrench is the best tool to undo this line. Or a crows foot and a longer breaker bar, but be careful. Using this and a wrench to hold the filter I finally got mine undone by just being very patient with it and trying to get it to loosen up a tiny bit at a time. It would loosen up and then I would tighten it back up. Keep repeating this procedure. Spay PB blaster each time you loosen it a bit.
That's about the only way. If you do round it off or it breaks. NAPA sell a kit, about 12 inches long to replace the piece of line. Good luck. Cool
When you do finally get it apart, after you put it back get some vacuum hose and cover the line and wrap the nut part to keep the dirt and crud out.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I wonder if caned air would work? Hold the can upside down and it's real cold. It wouldn't have the penetrating oil in it but some pb blaster alternated with the cold might work. Just thinking of a way <$17. That filter can be a pain.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:20 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

We just used the quick release and then turned the filter out of the nut lol.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Was yours rusted at the nut? If I turned the filter I still have the nut that won't let loose. Maybe grabbing and twisting just the filter with my hand and holding the nut with a flare wrench will give me more power in my turning if thats what you mean?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My whole fuel line and everything was rusted. I was afraid the whole thing was just going to crumble, but I was able to take the filter off the nut, instead of the nut off the filter (if that makes sense?)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Hmm. Will try that this weekend, working all this week during days.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:
My whole fuel line and everything was rusted. I was afraid the whole thing was just going to crumble, but I was able to take the filter off the nut, instead of the nut off the filter (if that makes sense?)



Yep, just changed my fuel filter and had the same issue, Ended up clamping down as tightly as possible with a large set of vice grips on the nut on the fuel line and using a regular open end wrench to turn the fitting nut on the end of the filter, effectively unscrewing the filter from the line instead of the other way around.

I had tried PB Blaster, WD-40, and swearing but did stop short of trying to heat the fitting up with a torch. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Tried again this morning and failed. Now I Rounded the nut on the line. Gotta figure out what shop to take it next week.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject:  fuel filter rusted on. Reply with quote

Before u do that, Check out NAPA, they have a repair kit that includes about an 8 to 12 inch piece of line you can cut and splice in. Pretty easy. Good luck. Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Any instructions on how to do that? I would like to look that over before attemping it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject:  fuel filter rusted on. Reply with quote

Buy the repair kit, read instructions. You are going to cut the metal fuel line at the length of the replacement piece. Use the enclosed fitting to join old and new piece. Other end has the nut fitting that screws into the filter. Drive happy. Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ok sounds simple enough. What do I cut the pipe with and not cause sparks then fire?
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