Re: [DML] Re: Fuel Filter Replacement
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Re: [DML] Re: Fuel Filter Replacement

It sounds like the typical problem of the crush fitting having no more 
crush left in it. I know this won't be of much help, but I have a 
collection of new elbows and they all come with the olive and fitting 
that go over the hard line. I have an "in situe" pipe flaring kit and 
would say that for probably a quarter of the cars I've done a fuel 
filter on, I end up cutting off the old union and flaring a new one in 
its place (of course having the tools and parts to do it make this an 
easier option where perseverance might otherwise work, it's simply 
easier). I've had them where the olive spins but won't crack off, I've 
had them refuse to seal, and so corroded that I was going to break 
something, either in my arm or on the car if I tried any harder!

The elbowx and fittings are really inexpensive, but the pipe flaring kit 
is a lot for just one job


Dave Swingle wrote:

>Where did you get the filter? There were some being sold for a while 
>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 
>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. 

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