[DML] Fuel Filter Replacement
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[DML] Fuel Filter Replacement



I searched the archives but couldn't find anything, so I must be the 
only idiot who can't correctly replace a fuel filter. I reconnected 
everything but I can't stop a leak from the bottom of the filter 
where the rigid line meets the filter. It seeps out through the back 
of the nut from the rigid line. I have been easing it this way and 
that trying to get the perfect angle with the rigid line, it looks 
nice and seated in the filter opening when I start screwing the nut 
on. Got the nut fully threaded as far as it would go and it is still 
leaking. What is the catch? How do I properly reconnect it so there 
is no leak? Back to the garage to try some more while I wait. Thanks 
for any help on this, I really need to leave to go back to 
Mississippi tomorrow :(

Also, thanks everyone for all the advice on removing the gas tank. I 
finally got it out after about an hour of jumping on it from above. 
Whoever asked why I was replacing it, it's because something 
happened to the old one where it swelled or something, at least the 
neck of the hole for the fuel sending unit, and the ring wouldn't 
properly screw on. Tried ordering a new ring but had the same 
problem. So whenever the tank would be near full and gas would slosh 
it would come out the bad seal of the sending unit hole. PO told me 
it sat for years and years with gas in it so I think maybe there was 
some expansion of the air in the tank from the gas breaking down and 
going bad that swelled it? I don't even know if that's possible, but 
whatever the reason I have a new tank in now, and one less problem.

Dave
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