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I'd like to pause right here and re-emphasize safety. I was not wearing any eye protection when I started this. That was extremely foolish of me and I paid for that oversight when a small amount of gasoline splashed in my eye. I had to stop what I was doing and flush the eyeball. NO SHORTCUT IN THE WORLD IS WORTH YOUR EYESIGHT OR SAFETY!!! I was lucky and didn't cause any serious injury to myself, but it did burn like heck. SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY!!! I CANNOT EMPHASIZE THAT ENOUGH!!!
I then moved on to removing the fuel line from the inlet side of the filter. Everything that was said earlier applies here, too.
Here's the old filter, disconnected and ready to come out.Here is a view of the locking device within the fuel lines. Note the "teeth." These are springs that lock on the raised flange of the fuel filter . When you insert the tool to disconnect, you are pressing in on these springsWhen you're ready to install the new filter, insert it into the bracket and press the fuel lines on to the new filter. Just as you felt/listened for a click when removing the fuel lines, listen/feel for a click during installationAfter you've hooked the fuel lines to the new filter, install the safety clips and you're done. It's that easy.