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Niper

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Hello I have a 2001 5.7 a4 caprice wh and i want to remove the fuel filter under the car next to the diff I have been trying to remove it for two days now it is really making me mad :bang: I can't remove the stupid clips i have tried everything can someone please :bow: tell me how to remove them i would really like pictures because it is hard to understand if i can't see
 

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Push the hose towards the filter, then squeeze the tabs of the plastic clip thing and pull the hose off. It may require some force if they haven't been removed for a long time. Reduce the fuel pressure first by removing the fuel pump fuse and then starting the engine and letting it run until it stalls. I have no pictures.
 

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Push one side in towards the filter. Push down on the clips and wiggle it about. As said above, it will be tight, but just press, wiggle and pull. One side at a time
 

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what is the purpose of releasing the fuel pressure
 

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Not copping a blast of fuel in your face. Have you ever got fuel in your eye? Have about 2 seconds to wash it out, damn it hurts.

Less fuel in your lines, the less that comes out when you unplug the filter.
 

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might pay to have a small tray to catch some fuel about 200ml. if the end breaks you have to replace the entire line.
 
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Worst bloody clips them filter clips haha. They either come off in a second or just been so long they wont come off in most my experiences. And then tryin to get em off without breaking them... haha
 

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haha hate those things! i just cut the hose above them a little bit n then used normal hose clamps to hold filter on...easier next time
 
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