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Old 04-28-2019, 01:07 PM
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Default Fuel Filter Change - Clamping the Lines

Hi there all-

In the Pelican how to for the fuel filter change they recommend clamping the fuel lines while you do the install. That makes total sense, but I wanted to get people's thoughts on how the old fuel lines would respond to this. I have a '91 S2 and am eager to avoid screwing up the fuel lines.

OK to proceed per the procedure or is there a less nerve-wracking way that people use?

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Old 04-28-2019, 02:25 PM
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Following... Had same question
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:11 PM
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At 29 years old every fuel line needs to replaced. If your worried that they will crack you should replace. If you do not want to replace ($$$$) try clamping the line from the tank to the fuel filter. If it breaks it is the cheapest to replace.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:44 PM
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I have old probably original lines and clamp them no issues. I put old pieces of hose on bigger needle-nose locking pliers & don't squeeze too tight
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Don’t forget to Run the engine and then pull the Fuel relay to relieve fuel pressure.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:37 PM
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now is a good time to take your original lines to a hydraulic hose shop and have them rebuilt for a fraction of the cost of buying new.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:25 AM
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Awesome feedback, thank you all! This car looks not to have been maintained very well and what work the previous owner did was fairly crap, so getting the fuel system back into a safe state is on the list, and oh, how that list is growing, the more I discover about how some of the work has been done. I haven't even gotten into the engine bay yet but I anticipate that I'll have to check the timing job that was done prior to the sale. During the inspection here in PA (which I did not pass due to all the issues) the tech noted a metric s#!+ton of RTV around the cylinder head so I'm sure that promises to be some good times. I spent a good few hours getting pounds of built up grease off the transaxle so I can't imagine what I'll have to do in the much more confined engine bay...

Thanks again for the help and experience with all this.
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