Fuel filter bolt missing

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Hey guys,

Back at again, this time trying to baseline my fuel filter on my '94 FZJ80.

So, I went to replace my fuel filter with a new one and noticed it was not bolted in. It is basically just hanging there with the lines.. I guess the PO just gave up when trying to reinstall it.

Do you guys happen to have the part number and/or size of bolt? I think it will be much easier to get off of the lines bolted in.

Also, for de-pressurization purposes, should I just remove the gas cap. Or, are there more steps I should do to prevent spillage.

Thanks :beer:
 

LINUS

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Running on little sleep, my mind went right to a banjo bolt :eek::eek::eek:


Then mount bolts dawned on me when slotting filter ears came up.
 
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Removing the gas cap should be enough to depressurize. I put a rag under the banjo bolt and let it soak up what leaks out for a while before climbing under for the full removal. Removing the banjo bolts will be harder to do without the filter mounted so be careful not to bend the lines.

PS: Wear safety glasses.
 
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Thanks for the tip Zack. I will definitely do that. The FSM says to remove the rear seats to disconnect the fuel pump, but that seems like too much effort to save a little bit of gas.

I tried to take it off by wrenching the other side at the same time and no luck. I think I am going to visit my local dealer and see if he has a couple bolts to put in prior to removing the banjo. Otherwise, I am sure advanced auto has something I can use.
 
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Your local hardware store should have a bolt that works if thats closer/easier than the dealer. If anything just put in one of the bolts (the side thats not slotted in the post above) and that'll be enough.

If i recall correctly a quick snap on the wrench will be more successful in loosening than applying a slow hard torque. I sprayed mine with PB blaster, not sure if it helped or not.
 
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Thanks for all the tips everyone.

The old filter (which was basically hanging on just the banjo lines) and fuel lines were bent pretty badly from the PO. Glad I got around to fixing this!

It turned out the M8x1.25 20mm flanged bolts work perfectly. I slotted the screw holes, and installed the new one no problem.
 

flintknapper

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Thanks for all the tips everyone.

The old filter (which was basically hanging on just the banjo lines) and fuel lines were bent pretty badly from the PO. Glad I got around to fixing this!

It turned out the M8x1.25 20mm flanged bolts work perfectly. I slotted the screw holes, and installed the new one no problem.

Good Job!

They could have put the fuel filter in a more serviceable location, but at least we don't have to change them often.
 
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