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Billy_McSkintos 06-17-2019 06:58 PM

How do I change the front fuel filter?
 
A simple question I know but im not sure how to change the front fuel filter in my 74. It's the canister type.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...42585429b2.jpg

slowcreek 06-17-2019 08:03 PM


divotandtralee 06-18-2019 04:23 AM

I'm not sure it was covered but the first step is to remove the canister entirely. It makes the task more manageable and in the end less overall effort than working in the blind with the unit still in the car.

slowcreek 06-18-2019 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divotandtralee (Post 8427072)
I'm not sure it was covered but the first step is to remove the canister entirely. It makes the task more manageable and in the end less overall effort than working in the blind with the unit still in the car.

Absolutely.

And there are fuel hoses there likely needing replacement.

Farace 06-18-2019 09:34 AM

Not sure if it's mentioned in the linked thread, but nowadays I always disconnect the battery first. There is a hot lug to the starter rather close by, and these days I'm far less reckless than I once was.

slowcreek 06-18-2019 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Farace (Post 8427246)
Not sure if it's mentioned in the linked thread, but nowadays I always disconnect the battery first. There is a hot lug to the starter rather close by, and these days I'm far less reckless than I once was.

You know, you touched upon a point that needs to be made.

Battery cut-off switches and fire extinguishers handy in our beloved cars.

Billy_McSkintos 06-30-2019 02:22 PM

I finally found the time to get it done, thank you for your guidance!

I also replaced the fuel lines to and from the filter to the SPICA; anything else I should do while it's opened up there (bearing in mind, I am yet to turn the key)? Some SPICA stuff?

Farace 06-30-2019 06:27 PM

The rubber fuel lines on the other side of the filter canister should be examined, too, between the end of the hard lines coming from the tank and the filter.

Billy_McSkintos 06-30-2019 06:39 PM

Yes, I have replaced all the lines and the fuel tank. Once I drain and replace the coolant in the radiator, I'm going to turn the key...

slowcreek 06-30-2019 06:55 PM

so,this was a running vehicle before all this?

6alfas 06-30-2019 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billy_McSkintos (Post 8432366)
I finally found the time to get it done, thank you for your guidance!

I also replaced the fuel lines to and from the filter to the SPICA; anything else I should do while it's opened up there (bearing in mind, I am yet to turn the key)? Some SPICA stuff?

Did you replace the small oil filter in the Spica pump? https://centerlinealfa.com/catalog/o...ter-spica-pump

slowcreek 06-30-2019 07:14 PM

The fuel inlet line at the rear of the pump. Pour some Marvel Mystery Oil in there while you have the opportunity

Billy_McSkintos 06-30-2019 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6alfas (Post 8432526)
Did you replace the small oil filter in the Spica pump? https://centerlinealfa.com/catalog/o...ter-spica-pump

Yes, I have done that.

Billy_McSkintos 06-30-2019 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slowcreek (Post 8432530)
The fuel inlet line at the rear of the pump. Pour some Marvel Mystery Oil in there while you have the opportunity

In this picture are you referring to the "from fuel tank" also labelled as "E"?

How much MMO?

What will this do for me?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...855ddd8b0f.jpg

Billy_McSkintos 06-30-2019 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by slowcreek (Post 8432518)
so,this was a running vehicle before all this?

No, it's been sat about 20 years in a SoCal garage.


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