Relieving fuel pressure

Brett Dikeman brett at
Mon Jul 26 10:35:05 EDT 2004

At 9:02 AM -0400 7/26/04, Rbade12 at wrote:

>  Is there a simple way to relieve fuel pressure proir to changing the  fuel
>filter on my 200q20v?

Release fuel pressure in the tank by opening the cap.  Then apply a 
vacuum to the port on the fuel pressure regulator- or pull the fuel 
pump relay with the car running.

A little bit of gas will leak out regardless.

Make sure you pre-fill the filter; it should not be installed dry.

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