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Size for 97 Outback Fuel Hose?
Posted 02 September 2003 - 11:43 AM
I have a Haynes book, but I didn't see the hose diamater listed in it. Can I just buy a length of some generic fuel hose at an auto supply store? I've never had so much trouble over changing a fuel filter.
Posted 02 September 2003 - 02:53 PM
Take a piece of hose to any auto parts store and buy ennough to replace both the lines that feed the filter. Also buy new hose clamps.
I also put silicone grease over the filter's nipples to make it easy to change out the next time.
Posted 02 September 2003 - 04:31 PM
Easiest thing is to cut the hoses off, but you can "work" them off if you really want to. Sometimes by twisting, or by slipping something small and pointy under the end to loosen them. (Several times, working around the hose.) Either way, you usually end up damaging the hose.
You only need about 2 feet by the looks of it. You could pick that up in bulk in about about 3 sizes (just to be sure) if you are really desperate. My dealer changed the other hoses too as I recall (fuel rail, fuel return?) the last time. Not sure if they are all the same size.
Posted 02 September 2003 - 05:11 PM
another trick you can try to remove the fuel hose is to use a pair of needle nose pliers that are bent (either 45 or 90 deg). loosely put them around the metal portion of the line, and use them to push the hose off. when you pull on the line, it has a tendancy to act like chinese fingercuffs, grabbing the filter more tightly.
Posted 03 September 2003 - 09:30 AM
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