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Old 05-01-2008, 11:16 PM
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I have changed my fuel filter twice in a year and find I really need a vice to hold it while undoing the water tap and the filter. This is easy at home. Reading that a fuel filter may have to be changed in the bush 'cause of bad fuels has got me wondering if there is a special technique or do you carry a vice when travelling?
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Old 22-01-2008, 05:02 AM
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I dont know about carrying a vice whilst travelling, but maybe 2 pairs of multigrips might work out, eg: Hold the filter it self and then undo the water tap?
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Try an oil filter tool they come in all different shapes and sizes, this is what we use in the shop to change them but loosen the tap first with a pair of multi grips, I havn't seen them so tight as you would do any damage with multi grips.
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I change the one on my ZD30 with an oil filter strap wrench without removing it from the bracket in the car. The hard bit is getting the bl@@dy electrical clip off the bottom water trap bit. once you disconect the wiring plug. unscrew the filter (while almost standing on your head under the bonnet). Once it is all out, remove the bottom water trap with a large shifter while still holding the filter with the strap wrench, it is plastic so be careful with the bleed screw.
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just had a thought..........what if the filter assembly was unbolted from the bracket and then flipped upside down and bolted back to the bracket to hold it steady. then use the wrench strap to undo. Not sure if this is possible but next time I do the fuel filter i'll check.
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If you have no vice hold it with the filter strap and just undo the plastic nut carefully with multi grips.

I find undoing the elec clip the hardest part.

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I use a filter pliers with a pipe wrench I carry as well. Works a treat. I would never go anywhere without the filter pliers and a pipe wrench.
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today i ll find out if a nissan frontier,fue filter sakura fc-1807 will work or not,i am still in south merxico,inpossible to find correct parts unless you have weeks to wait
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just had a thought..........what if the filter assembly was unbolted from the bracket and then flipped upside down and bolted back to the bracket to hold it steady. then use the wrench strap to undo. Not sure if this is possible but next time I do the fuel filter i'll check.
This is what I do if I can't be bothered to go down to the vice. (is in another shed)
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I use multi grips on the section just above the plactic bit at the bottom.
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I'm with sibhs. I don't have a vice. Just flip it over and bolt back in then remove water trap.
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