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Depressurizing fuel line to change the fuel filter 87 gl


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#1 Moosen

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:32 PM

I need to change my fuel filter in my 87 gl. Just got a new one. Hope it is the right one. But my real question is do I have to depressurize the fuel line before removal?


What is the order I do everything in?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

Get a rag, wrap it around one of the lines, and wiggle the hose off slowly until it starts to leak, let it drain a little then pop it off.

Easiest way.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

Get a rag, wrap it around one of the lines, and wiggle the hose off slowly until it starts to leak, let it drain a little then pop it off.

Easiest way.


Thanks. Gonna go ghetto rig a ramp for my car now and check ************ out under there.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:42 PM

Thanks. Gonna go ghetto rig a ramp for my car now and check ************ out under there.


Don't kill yourself. Post pics if you do! :popcorn:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

Don't kill yourself. Post pics if you do! :popcorn:


Hmmm can't really wrap my mind around that one.... hahaha

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:59 PM

Hmmm can't really wrap my mind around that one.... hahaha

Video would work. LOL

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:03 PM

Video would work. LOL


Live feed perhaps? :horse:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:04 PM

Be kinda difficult for the OP to "post video" ifin he kills himself while working on the vehicle. :rolleyes:

But HEY, that what "friends" be for..... :headbang: :clap: :popcorn:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

Let it sit overnight. it will de-pressurize overnight, then change it in the morning before you start the car. That is how I did mine.

good luck. Don't kill yourself, if you do make sure someone gets the insurance money

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:07 PM

I take the filler cap off the fuel tank to release pressure in the tank. Then wrap a rag around the fitting / hose and pull.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:25 AM

Still in the process of making my ghetto ramps to drive my car on. I need a 2in lift just to work on my car!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:27 AM

Still in the process of making my ghetto ramps to drive my car on. I need a 2in lift just to work on my car!


Stock EA82 still sit rather high, I never had to jack it up for an oil change, unlike my Legacy. 80s Car FTW!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

Stock EA82 still sit rather high, I never had to jack it up for an oil change, unlike my Legacy. 80s Car FTW!


Hmm maybe I will just put air in my tires! :headbang:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:51 AM

Another idea for general work under the car (if wheels do not need to be removed) is to get a couple of pairs of Rhino ramps such as these:
http://shop.advancea...0_T|GRP2042____
You can get two pairs for a great deal now, and with a code such as ES123, right at $50. However, I often will drive the Brat (also done this with our Expedition 4WD) up on 2 pairs ramps carefully and can inspect and work under the car easily. I have also jacked up the rear end of cars on which the rear ramps cannot be placed due to the height of the stop on the ramp, and put ramps instead of jackstands, so that all 4 wheels are lifted.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

If your changing oil.....
find some topography to
drive over......
topography??(*&^(*&^(&
Like maybe there is a low
spot in pavement you can park over
perhaps a gutter(road gutter)
pull up on a curb.......
you get the picture.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

Changed the fuel filter. Depressurizing failed and gas leaked out. I just acted fast. ahaha :headbang:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

Changed the fuel filter. Depressurizing failed and gas leaked out. I just acted fast. ahaha :headbang:


There will always be some residual Fuel and Pressure in the line. This is what I have experienced every time I changed a Fuel Filter, Although, I never use a rag, I just let it poor all over and then left it evaporate later lol (I don't really care, as long as it doesn't get on my paint) :grin:

#18 Moosen

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:46 PM

There will always be some residual Fuel and Pressure in the line. This is what I have experienced every time I changed a Fuel Filter, Although, I never use a rag, I just let it poor all over and then left it evaporate later lol (I don't really care, as long as it doesn't get on my paint) :grin:


That is what I did ahaha. Anyways I hope this helps and keeps my car from randomly dying, as well as improves my gas mileage!




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