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    Default How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    First off, there are NO pictures regarding how to do this upgrade unfortunately but this info comes from a trusted friend that's been working in the auto industry for 33 years. He did this on an '02 Chevy Impala and his '05 Bonneville. I was gonna do this on my '97 GP but the line never seized or broke so I didn't bother.

    Secondly, this is considered an upgrade because some people end up breaking and/or twisting the line trying to get the fuel filter off and need to repair it. Sometimes the nut and line rots or seizes. It's also an upgrade due to the fact that this will make filter changes easier then ever.


    Last but not least, Credit and Thanks goes to TurboMike321 for supplying photos and a simple walk through.


    Parts and tools can be found at NAPA or wherever you prefer.

    What you'll need:

    1. Dorman 3/8 In. Quick Connector, Straight w/ 18 In. of 3/8 In. Nylon Tube PART# 800-058

    You don't need to use the entire 18". Just cut to fit.


    2. Compression Fitting


    Fuel Line Connector PART# 730-5642


    3. Fuel Filter of your choice

    NAPA PART# 3193 (Wix makes NAPA Filters)
    AC Delco PART# GF624K
    Wix PART# 33193
    Fram PART# G7333


    4. NAPA Tubing Cutter PART# 2107

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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

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    Did this to mine.. Makes the filter change so much easier.. Hope you don't mind me posting some how to pics

    FYI: in order to choose your preferred brand of fuel filter.. just look up a 95 chevy caprice 5.7 to get yours
    Last edited by turbomike321; 09-03-2015 at 10:23 PM.

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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    parts required *(line cutter not pictured)*


    prepping the new line for install.. pay attention to the fitting's orientation


    where i chose to cut my line.. seems like a good place


    all connected and finished

    now fuel filter change takes about 5 minutes or less..

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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Damn that looks like a good idea. And a lot of rust.
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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Lmao thread-jacked the poor dudes how-to
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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Ehh.. i wouldn't call it a thread jack, per se, But he did say he didn't have any pics of the job.. i just supplied the pics from when I did mine..

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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    No worries... I know what you mean.

    I would be interested in trying this as well. Matter of fact I almost DID do this because I think the nut on my line is finally done for.
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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    It's worth it.. gm should have just made them all this way..

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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Quote Originally Posted by turbomike321 View Post
    It's worth it.. gm should have just made them all this way..
    I was just thinking the same thing.
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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    How do you put the brass ribbed connector peice into the hard line?


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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Nevermind, turbomike, what part number is that compression fitting? Or what size?


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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Quote Originally Posted by turbomike321 View Post
    Ehh.. i wouldn't call it a thread jack, per se, But he did say he didn't have any pics of the job.. i just supplied the pics from when I did mine..
    Thanks for the pics. I would've uploaded some if I ever got around to doing this job.

    Quote Originally Posted by SallyBabe03 View Post
    Lmao thread-jacked the poor dudes how-to
    Yea definitely not a thread jack. Just had to do something for a how to because it's tiring when people keep making a thousand posts on how to fix the fuel filter line.

    Might do a suspension thread and consolidate all the info. Too many what springs, which struts, will these wheels fit, etc....

    Sent from my LG G3
    Last edited by HighOctaneRacing; 09-04-2015 at 02:28 PM.

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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Quote Originally Posted by HighOctaneRacing View Post
    Might do a suspension thread and consolidate all the info. Too many what's springs, which struts, will these wheels fit, etc....Sent from my LG G3

    Do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubwayGirl View Post
    Nevermind, turbomike, what part number is that compression fitting? Or what size?
    I got mine from Napa.. Part # 730-5642
    They come in a pack of two.
    They are 3/8 inch.
    They are called steel to nylon compression unions.
    Assemble as shown in pic above

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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Does the little clear rubber piece on the end of the flexible line come in the package or does it come on the hose? And the little brass piece with a hex on one side and then it tapers inwards, which way does that go in?


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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    The clear piece comes with the unions.. The way I have everything in the pic, is exactly how it goes when installing on the car.

    Step one

    Slip the nut over nylon line, then put the clear sleeve over the end of the nylon line, assemble union to nut at nylon line.. NotIce that the nylon end has an inner stem on the union

    Step two

    Slip the nut over the steel line on car, then the metal sleeve, then attach union to steel line on car

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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Everything in the cart looks good right?



    The compression fitting says it has different attachments for 1/4", 5/16", and 3/8".


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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Yes.. that's correct.. the unions you selected comes with 3 sizes.. ie. Multi pack

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    Default Re: How To: Upgrade Your Fuel Filter!

    Thank you Mike! I've got it now .


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