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Old 04-30-2010, 02:59 PM
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Cannot remove fuel filter lid-damn

The former owner of my 2001 F250 yarded down the plastic top on the fuel filter so much that I can't budge it. All I'm doing is skinning off the edges the plastic built in nut.

Is there a trick to this?
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:17 PM
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Got any pics of your lid????

Mine has 'spokes' on top and I have tapped on those to get it tighter or loose to take it off.
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If your's have the rubber coating on the nuts strip it off so a wrench will fit on it. Otherwise vice grips are your friend!!
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:56 AM
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Chisel and hammer. That will get your cap off. Most new fuel filters like the Fram I use comes with a new cap.
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If it's got the fins take a pair of pliers with the handles in the fins and use a screwdriver to turn the pliers therefore turning the lid.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:49 PM
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it took me forever one day to get mine off but ended up turning pliers upside down and using the handels and a screw driver like mentioned above
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:33 PM
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Yup what they said.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:43 PM
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Or a flat head and a hammer. I forget which ones come with a new plastic cover? I want to say napa. So do and some don't.
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Napa ones come with a new plastic cover that you can get off with a socket.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:36 PM
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Yeah sounds like a WIX filter. Chisel and hammer, that sucker is on there so tight so it doesn't leak (I'm not a fan of their 'improved gasket') that's the only way to get it off. Get a factory cap and filter and enjoy!

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