[DML] Re: Fuel Filter Replacement (update)
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[DML] Re: Fuel Filter Replacement (update)



I got the filter from a vendor and the little elbow on the bottom of 
the old filter to which the rigid line attaches fit into this 
filter, so I'm guessing it's the right one. 

In looking more carefully, on the rigid metal line, with the gold 
cone tip, the fuel is leaking out the back of the cone tip. I can 
have the nut all the way back on the rigid line away from the 
connection, with the cone seated in the fuel filter hole, and there 
will be no leak from the connection of the hole and the cone, but 
system rest pressure makes fuel slowly seep out between the back of 
the cone and the metal rigid line. Is the nut that secures the 
connection supposed to have a little rubber gasket of some sort at 
its top to prevent this leak from coming out the nut when it is 
tightened down? Or is it possible that in disconnecting the rigid 
line from the old fuel filter the rigid line got pulled away slighty 
from its gold cone tip and opened this leak out the back of the tip? 
I'm pretty confused, and in a world of hurt! Any help is 
tremendously appreciated,

Dave
#5968

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@xxxx> wrote:
>
> Where did you get the filter? There were some being sold for a 
while 
> that 
> had the wrong fitting and would not seal at the bottom. Bosch 
> apparently makes 
> the filter two different ways with the same part number, so you 
can't 
> even 
> look at that to check. Generally the DMC vendors ship you the 
right 
> one, if you go to a foreign car parts store with the Bosch part 
> number you may get the wrong one. 
> 
> dave
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "usndmc" <usndmc@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> > #5968
> >
>








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