Relieving fuel pressure
pcschulz at comcast.net
Mon Jul 26 12:43:47 EDT 2004
I know you only asked about relieving fuel pressure, but having recently
done this I quickly found out how complicated this supposedly simple
maintenance can become on a near 14 year old car.
* Try to do this while the engine is relatively cool.
* Let car idle, remove fuse for the fuel pump, let the engine die, then
try to start it a few more times for good measure.
* This will still not run the filter dry, so put a bunch of rags under
and around the filter. (and if working on asphalt, something to protect it
as gasoline will damage it).
* Have a container ready for the fuel remaining in the filter and try
to hold it horizontally when you take it out of the engine compartment.
* Make sure that you either have replacement crush washers ready.
* Also, be prepared for the potential failure of the flex fuel lines at
the crimps...be very careful when you handle the ends.
For me, everything went well with the removal and installation of the new
filter, but then when I reinstalled the fuel pump fuse and started the car,
fuel dripped from the flex line to hard line crimp.
Based on personal experience, I recommend having about 12 inches of 3/8 or
5/16 inch high pressure fuel injection grade fuel hose and fuel injection
hose clamps ready just in case....For me, everything went well with the
removal and installation of the new filter, but then when I reinstalled the
fuel pump fuse and started the car, fuel dripped from the flex line to hard
I had to hacksaw the flex line off, ensuring that the flares remained on
both hard fuel lines, then install the fuel hose. You should also put some
sort of heat reflecting material on the line because of its proximity to
the exhaust manifold and turbo.
A better, safer long term solution is to replace the broken section with
Aeroquip or Earl's fuel hose.
At 09:02 AM 7/26/2004, Rbade12 at aol.com wrote:
> Is there a simple way to relieve fuel pressure proir to changing the fuel
>filter on my 200q20v?
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