Fuel Filter Mess

Fuel Filter Mess

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    Fuel Filter Mess

    How are you guys draining or replacing your fuel filter without ending up in some sort of strange porno film?
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    I prefer the gallon zip lock bag method. There are videos online but you losten the filter housing and then place the bag up and over the filter and unscrew it and fuel will fall into the gallon bag. Use some shop towels to help clean up the drips on the threads and lower the bag down and work on it out from under the vehicle. Fairly simple really. I didn't spill a drop my first time. Cheers.

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    The gallon bag is sufficient for must fluid squirts.
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    For me I like the hard container better than the bag. I use a RainX windshield fluid jug with the top cut off. I've heard of other folks using those plastic coffee containers.
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    Either a 750 ml or 1 liter plastic pop bottle cut just a bit longer than the canister slides right up there with very little chance of getting caught up on anything.

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    Gallon ziploc bag, easy peasy, no mess.
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    A couple brews on the side helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phprof View Post
    A couple brews on the side helps.
    Always does. I just picked up some more Spotted Cow from WI.
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    Always just dripped it into an oil drain pan before unscrewing. Push up on the screw a few times and make sure it has drained a lot.

    Now I want to know what you know about prono films that relates to fuel filter removal?
    If you wrestle with a pig you'll both get dirty and the pig loves it. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainmal View Post
    Always just dripped it into an oil drain pan before unscrewing. Push up on the screw a few times and make sure it has drained a lot.

    Now I want to know what you know about prono films that relates to fuel filter removal?
    You and me both Capt,,,, I might start changing my own fuel filter. (real often)
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