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Teamfour Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Anything special I need to know when replacing the filter as far as brand goes. Will a Purolator work as well as Mazda?

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Lee Tilton
1993 Meowta #04
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Change the fuel filter when the gas tank is empty! [Razz]

Aftermarket should work just fine.

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Taylor Ferranti

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have a golf tee handy to plug the line when you pull the filter, full or empty.

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Michael Ross

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If you use a golf tee, use a thick one. The skinny tees I golf with pop right out of the fuel line.

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Keith Novak
(Will work for tires)

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Small vise-grips work for those of us who don't play golf.

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LTD Racing
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I have always used a #2 pencil.

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Paul McLester

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That's the easy part! Getting the f@#$ing fuel lines off the fittings was one of the most time consuming, PITA, jobs I've ever done. Changing a clutch out is easier.

Probably some easy trick to it, but damn if I knew it. Pulling on the rubber hoses doesn't work. you have to "push" them off the fittings.

My entire body was sore the next day from wrestling with it. You'd think I'd ran a marathon.

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I couldn't find my little circular plastic tools for this job last week so I used a pair of needlenose pliers to push in the two little tabs and the filter came right off the lines no problem. I put my fluid catchcan underneath when disconnecting the lines. Took about 30 seconds to get the old filter off and the new one on.

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-Cy
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