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fuel filter clip/hose

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by knoxie, Jun 1, 2012.

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    so changing my fuel filter i took the 1st one off (from tank) easy as pie, 2nd was a bit of a fiddle, but trying to get the new filter on has left me foooked, it seems as tho the little push part has stuck pressed in, what do i do?

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    anyone :(
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    They can be a little tight to fit on sometimes... they have 2 o-rings inside the fitting.... sometimes they can go a bit dry making it tricky to push them back on... you could spray a little wd40 into the fitting or wipe a little Vaseline around the end of the fuel filter fitting

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    :) thanks tuffty, if that doesnt work can the clip be cut off and jubilee the pipe on?
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    not really as its a hard plastic pipe.

    do as tuffty said to see if it frees off.
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    Had this problem on mine the clip broke and i coulding get my filter back on so i rang audi and the hoses are a 3 part kit and is £65, so i cut the clip off and used some high pressure gas hose the orange propane stuff and 2 jubilee clips, been on over a year now with no probs.
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    so i tried the methods above^^^ but to no avail...

    so i set about a bodge haha went to my local motorfactors and bought some fuel hose and jubilee clips

    1st the offending clip

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    the hose i used

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    where i cut the fuel line

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    i then done a little test, being as the line is hard plastic and not wanting it to break under the load of the jubilee clip i used the piece i chopped off and tightened it as much as i could, the result..

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    success!!! so i cracked on, u put a bit of vasiline along the fuel line to ease the fuel pipe over and tightened up ( not to the extent i did in the above pic dont worry haha )

    finito!!!

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    a big thanks to tuffty, murran and andy for the help :)
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    jobs a good'en glad you sorted it mate :thumbsup:
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    exactly like I did to mine a few weeks back. My knackered plug looked just like yours!
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    it was obvious that who ever had done it before broke it and just put tape on the fuel filter that had gone manky and rammed it back in :-/ oh well all fixed now, wish me luck with the oil change haha
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