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Unread 08-04-2009   #1 (permalink)
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i've replaced the fuel filter once on my car since buying it and it's time i do it again. the first time i replaced it i got gas all over myself and the driveway. my question is, does anybody know of a way to drain the line back to the tank safely before i remove the filter? pictures would be helpful if you have any.

also, if someone could recommend a good filter, i used Fram last time but it seems like a low quality brand.

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unplugging the inertia switch in the trunk then cranking the engine over a few times.. but ive wondered to anyone else who might know can you also do it with the car running then unplug the switch so it uses up all the fuel in the line and then dies? would it work better or worse or the same?
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i don't think my car has an inertia switch in the trunk, at least there's no hole in the covering and when i had all that stuff out to put in new shocks i don't recall seeing anything that resembled one, though i wasn't looking for it either.
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unplugging the inertia switch in the trunk then cranking the engine over a few times.. but ive wondered to anyone else who might know can you also do it with the car running then unplug the switch so it uses up all the fuel in the line and then dies? would it work better or worse or the same?
yeah that will work, it basically does the same thing.
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