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    fuel filter, do i need a special tool to fit one?

    Only ask as someone i helped fit one to a Laguna found it needed a special tool form Renault which we didn't have, is this the case for Z20 LETS in Astra coupe's too.

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    dnt they have fuel filters has standard im sure they do?? or do u mean to change it?

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    I think there is a special tool,but you can do it with 2 small screwdrivers.When you buy a new filter get the 2 clips they are only
    about 10p each.

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    PMSL! Of course it comes with one standard, he means to change it.

    You can get away without the special tool, I've done it before with long nose pliers, although there was 2 of us doing it. It's a bit awkward I agree, been meaning to change mine for ages, but can never be bothered.
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    Bah suspected it needed a special tool. Anyone got any idea how much they are? Its situated under the passenger side as well isn't it? Will more than liekly being attempting this on my tod so would like to get it cracked.

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    Yeah on the pass side, towards the back of the car. Don't forget to depressurise the fuel rail before you attempt it. Can tell you how if you like.
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    Just open the fuel cap i hope mwhahaha? was just going to rip it off then stick new one on.

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    Yeah just rip it off lol.....

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    Ok,
    > remove the plastic dustbin lid on top of the rocker cover
    (remove the oil cap first too!)
    > look on the back of the block at the top you will see the fuel rail running across feeding the injectors, theres a plastic dust cap on top, similar to the ones on the tyres.
    > Unscrew the plastic cap
    > Get a rag and a small screwdriver, cover the top of the valve in the rag and press the button in the valve with the screwdriver, fuel will squirt upwards a few inches. Once the pressure is released you can change the filter.
    > replace the cap and the dustbin lid - jobsagoodun.
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    Nice mate, is this how you bleed the system after you have fitted it?

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