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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.

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this link should help.

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/car...lter-help.html

It's Giuseppe's giubos, not Guido's guibos, on my 78 Spider and Sport Sedan
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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?

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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.

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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...

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so,this was a running vehicle before all this?

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

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Did you replace the small oil filter in the Spica pump? https://centerlinealfa.com/catalog/o...ter-spica-pump
Yes, I have done that.

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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?

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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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