[V8] fuel filter, fuel line

kneale at knitknacks.com kneale at knitknacks.com
Sat Oct 11 18:56:39 PDT 2008

The line to the filter is a flexible line with a brass fitting on the end,
right?  I'd consider cutting it off just in front of the brass fitting so
you can get the assembly out to work on a bench and see if you can then
extract the brass fitting, cut off its crimp collar, reinsert it into the
flexible line and apply a hose clamp.  Or find a new brass barbed fitting
that will screw into the new filter and insert that into the flexible line
with a new hose clamp.
> Trying to change the fuel filter in my 90 V8Q. Its the one just in front
> of the right rear wheel,
> fed by the fuel line from the top of the tank (pump outlet).
> Dropped plastic shield for access, the "out" end came off without too much
> trouble, but the "in" end
> is a) inaccessible and b) stripped.
> Taking off the banjo fitting at the tank outlet let me move the line down
> and forward *just* far
> enough to get wrenches onto it, 19mm on the line, larger on the fuel
> filter body.
> The filter turns on the brass line fitting, and turns and turns and turns,
> never coming out - righty
> tighty or lefty loosey, same (non) result) won't go forward, won't go
> back, stripped right and
> proper. Brass fitting in aluminum can, been there since late 1989 or so.
> (Insert appropriate cuss
> words here - lots of them.)
> Obviously, I can't use a torch here (duh), and I can barely get a hacksaw
> blade in there. A nut
> splitter won't work because the aluminum body is soft and will just bend,
> not crack in half like a
> steel nut. I also don't know what condition the threads on the fuel line
> collar will be in, assuming
> (big assumption) that I can get the dang thing off in the first place
> without ruining the threads on
> the supply line. Grr.
> It sounds to me like it might actually be easier to get a replacement fuel
> line (tank to filter) and
> slide it in. Of course, the existing line is tightly squeezed between the
> tank and the body, and I'm
> willing to bet that trying to pull it out and thread a new one in is going
> to be pretty tough, to
> say the least.
> I have a replacement filter, I just need to remove the "in" end of the old
> one OR swap another fuel
> line into it OR replace the end fitting on the existing line - which also
> sounds like lots of fun.
> Open to suggestions, guys. Anyone have a line on a line? Ron W perhaps?
> Advice gratefully accepted.
> (And just when gasoline is coming down to where I can drive this car
> without sticking up the nearest
> 7/11 first. $3.49 for regular, $3.59 for mid grade, all prices headed
> south.) yeah!!!!

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