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    Default Fuel filter. gave up!

    I spent the last hour under the car trying to change the fuel filter on my petrol turbo. I had to give up as I just couldnt get the fuel lines to come off the filter! I guess you have to push the blue clips in on each side at the same time and pull apart? But mine wouldn't move and I didn't want to damage the connectors

    Access is a bit tricky so is there a trick or tool to make doing this easy on a narrow and steep driveway?!

    Or maybe my diy days are coming to an end......

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    Try using a small flat blade screwdriver at back of connector to press it down

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    I tried but its hard to see what youre doing and it still seems stuck. I guess you need to be right under the car to do it. I tried to do this on our drive but I suppose ramps or pit are the way to go.

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    I've done plenty just on a jack.

    Did have a Zafira which was a ****** to get the filter off and ended up with a snapped pipe :'( D'oh

    Had to ****** drop fuel tank to fit new one.

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    I snapped a fuel line retainer clip yesterday on a chevrolet kalos , what a nightmare .
    I could'nt even get a replacement part , so had to plumb a new section in and do it the old fashioned way .
    I was a little dubious whether it would hold out , but I used inline connectors , then wrapped it in pressure tape and then 2 jubilees on each joint .
    Worked a treat .

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    Did mine the other week, me with two screwdrivers pushing the clip in either side while Amy reached under and pulled the filter off, each end straight off in seconds. You can buy special tools to do them but you don't need them (a third hand is useful though ).
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    You can buy set of tools there are three in a pack about £16 from machine mart the part number is CHT441

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    Yeah I think and extra hand would have helped!

    I might buy a tool - its cheaper than paying for a replacement conenctor when I snap it off with my screwdrivers!

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    Just found a silverline set on ebay for £9.97 delivered - 3 pairs so I've ordered those!

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    Might not work that well I've got a set an still end up using a small flat blade

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