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    Fuel filter removal ?

    My question is this, How the hell are you supposed to get the fuel filter pipe connectors off ?

    Haynes manual says i need a special tool from vauxhall which my dealer tells me he can't sell me. Also haynes says it can be done with a screwdriver and pliers if i'm careful. Anyone done this with a screwdriver and pliers ? I've tried but i'm afraid i'll damage it beyond repair.

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    very easy mate just push the blue clips down and pull back or forward you can buy new clips for around 17p if i remember its a very easy job to do takes 10 mins with out a ramp 5 mins on a ramp
    screwdriver and a set of small pliers

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    Yeah it can be doen without the special tool, believe I just used a screwdriver

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    left hand side of the car on a strap for the fuel tank your also need a torx bit to undo the strip ifink cant remember witch one

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    i bought new clips to save fiddling with screwdriver and pliers. Like Dannysport said they are 17p!

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    its very easy to do if the car has not had one in a year or 2 it makes a diff just dont forget to let the pressure out of the fuel system that way you wont get covered in petrol when you take the old filter off also put a bolw under the car to catch the dripping fuel ps dont smoke when doing this there is a lot of fuel in the filter so stick it in the bolw not on the floor

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    Cheers everyone.

    Yeh i realise i need to depressurise the system. Which is the best way ?

    Removing the fuel pump relay and start the engine till it runs crap ?
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    Via the valve on the fuel injector rail ?

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    what car do you have mate 1.8 1.4???

    I use the valve on the fuel injector rail easyer just use a rag to hold over it keek the keys out of the car as well Haynes manual way is more work

    I did a how 2 on this dont know where it went to now

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    It's a 1.6 16v.

    Think i'll go for the fuel rail method me thinks.

    thanks for the help.

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    Did this today, what fun!!!

    Remove the engine cover

    Remove dust cap on fual rail

    Put rag around valve/fual rail and using a small allen key
    push the pin inside the valve slowly

    Now put the cap back on, de-compression all done!

    Now for the fual filter!

    This is found just by the left rear jacking point, you will
    need two new clips and fual filter!

    Jack car up for more room.

    Undo retaining hex screw holding filter, filter can now be taken
    away from holder hanging on fual line (don't bend to much!).

    Use a small flat head screwdriver, prise clips out (two either
    side on each clip), you will see what i mean when you look at
    the new clips. This is a tricky job, could really need two of ya!

    Once clips have been lifted/snapped! Slowly slide old filter away
    from hose, get ready with a rag to catch the fual!

    Once old filter has been removed, remove the old clips which
    will be in the fual line connectors. You will need to squeez them
    together and pull through the connector (black hard plastic).

    Now install the new clips same way the old ones came out.

    Once clips in place connect both pipes to new filter (make sure
    the filter is has the arrow pointing towards the front of the car!)
    and return back to the hanger. Make sure both clips clicked into
    place!

    Now do up the hex screw securing filter in place.

    Job done matey!
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