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    Angry B@stard fuel filter- help!!!

    Hi everybody,

    I've serviced my misses astra (mk4 1.4 16v) today, i got everything done except the fuel filter, i tried screwdrivers & god knows what else but i could get the old one off, any tips/hints from you experts ? :-)

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    look in the how to section
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    I had the same problem with this mate, the screw holding the clip shut had rusted and no screwdriver would look at it. I eventually just cut the all old screw off.

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    Find two cable ties of a small enough size to fill in the parts you depress. Push the cable tie end blocks in with your thumb and finger and jobs done.
    That was my method anyway and job complete in minutes.

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    Please be careful if you're using screwdrivers mate. I snapped the black plastic clips off the end of the fuel line and it started leaking fuel everywhere. Needless to say it wasn't a cheap fix. I like the cable tie idea though!
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    It took my & my brother & a garage pit with some small screwdrivers to get mine off. The clips are pretty firm. Or at least they were for me. If i remember right, he was holding one of the hoses or whatever while i was at it with the screwdriver. I know it was easier with both of us doing it.

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    You can buy fuel filter plyer tools from eBay and most car shops, really quite cheap and saves bruised thumbs and other mishaps
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    ^^^^^^^^^^ I purchased a set of three (other two for diferant makes of vehical ) IIRC they was about £10-£15 ,take less than a minute to undo the clips simples

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    Thanks for all the help lads, i think i'll try the cable ties way !

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    No need to buy any special tools as this method works perfectly...
    Quote Originally Posted by se6 View Post
    Find two cable ties of a small enough size to fill in the parts you depress. Push the cable tie end blocks in with your thumb and finger and jobs done.
    That was my method anyway and job complete in minutes.

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