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How do I change a VT fuel filter?

k999

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Hello All,

Could someone please reply with tips on how to change a VT II fuel filter?

The problem is that the two retaining connectors seem to be self locking but there must be a way to remove the connectors from the filter without destroying them. Also I believe the connectors are "Genuine items" which no doubt will cost heaps.

Many thanks for any advice.

Cheers K999
 

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There is an art to removing those clips,it can be done by applying slight pressure to the ends whilst depressing the locking clip.Be sure to disconnect battery and fuel fuse before attemting,also be careful with fuel leakage.A small screw driver may assist in removing hoses/clips.
 

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there is usally a plastic tool that comes with the filter that use to push the little tags out on those clips
 

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pressure and pull

apply pressure to clips and pull...its easy after the first one ...be sure not to have your head under there lol unleaded burns....i buy my filters from supercheap and they dont come with a tool maybe holden ones do..in the gregorys manual it says to get a bit of plastic about an inch or so long slit it down the side so it wraps around clip and sqeeze it closed.....i use pliers:driving:
 

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aah this sucks. i got my brother in law (ex mechanic) to change mine in my series 1 vx. i'm guessing it's the same system as a VTII. he successfully broke the clips as we got a new filter from supercheap which didn't come with any tools. he'd never changed one of those ones before. anyway, got tied up with cable ties etc, and has been working fine for 3 months. took it to a "proper" mechanic yesterday who said that the fuel line was split at the join... and probably need to replace the whole fuel line as holden made this model with a shrink-wrap system rather than a metal or rubber line you can cut and re-join. probably going to have to replace the whole line, right up to the engine - at a cost of about $300 was his guess.

UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE FUEL FILTER. HOLDEN MADE IT THIS WAY TO DISCOURAGE HOME MECHANICS. GRRRRRR. :ranting:
 

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just buy an olive type air hose joiner and join the nylon piping
 

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the connectors are pretty cheap. call your local holden
 

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the tools for taking furl line off filter is $25 at holden and makes it heaps ezy to take off. Just make sure you clean all the dirt out as the lines as it makes it harder to take them off. Once you got it off just push the lines back on that ezy
 

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well its ****ed now
i just went to replace my fuel filter.

after looking at the clip its pretty much impossible to use pliers
because you cant clamp down on all 4 parts at once to remove the old one.
i just broke the clips and now found out that the new fuel filter came with 2 plastic clip things which looked like they slided into where the fuel lines in the car run. only to find out that they arnt the right ****ing size and dont clip in
so now my car is simply ****ed sitting in the driveway and i gues ill have to get a tow truck to get it down to somewhere to get it fixed.
**** **** ****
 

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Fuel Filter, DISASTER! Well I rang holden and to find out they just said u can use monkey grips, well i used them and F**** the Ends on it, so now it doesnt click on too the end of the filter any more, Well being my own, A few cable ties work fine. (thats plan c)
 
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