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Technical Clamping a PVC Fuel Line

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Janius, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Janius
    Joined: Jul 31, 2009
    Posts: 24

    Janius
    Member
    from New Jersey

    I may have screwed myself... when I redid the car, I used "pretty" blue PVC fuel line. I carefully hid the in-line fuel filter up next to a frame member. Everything is fine, but now I want to replace the filter. When I installed it two years ago the gas tank was empty, now there is gas in the tank. If I try to remove the filter I will get many gallons of gas on the ground, etc. Is it possible to clamp the PVC line with a vise-grip plier so that I can replace the gas filter? Also, what is best kind of in-line gas filter for ethanol gas? I am not sure a plastic one is a good idea.
     
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  2. reverb2000
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 440

    reverb2000
    Member
    from Houston TX

    Stop air from getting in the tank (block vent and inlet) and the lack of air displacement will allow you to remove the filter and replace it without fuel pouring out

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  3. Janius
    Joined: Jul 31, 2009
    Posts: 24

    Janius
    Member
    from New Jersey

    reverb2000.... boy do you make me feel dumb!! An obvious solution that was staring me in the face!!! Many thanks.
     
  4. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,944

    BJR
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    Or..... turn the car upside down.
     
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  5. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,022

    manyolcars

    Ive never heard of PVC fuel line. Is that really acceptable?
     

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