Recent Topics
3-in-1 household oil is a vegetable oil & acidic?
by Tosh
02/28/15 02:01 PM
Dryer Taking Way Too Long to Dry Clothes
by benjamming
02/28/15 01:14 PM
A slow boat to China
by Papa Bear
02/28/15 11:54 AM
Does sealed oil deteriorate?
by rdevans89
02/28/15 11:10 AM
Protectant for rubber suspension bushings
by Kool1
02/28/15 11:07 AM
Ford ATF change.. Amsoil Signature?
by jester0110
02/28/15 10:39 AM
lawnboys for sale locally
by 04SE
02/28/15 10:23 AM
About to send in sample to Blackstone
by stygz
02/28/15 10:03 AM
Rotella T6 $17.99/gallon @ Menards
by KD0AXS
02/28/15 09:36 AM
Win Xp and a 1TB drive.
by Doog
02/28/15 09:26 AM
AAP filter lookup wrong?
by Urshurak776
02/28/15 09:13 AM
Next Discount Tire/Cooper event?
by stevejones
02/28/15 08:56 AM
Newest Members
Nixoninc, Weaselzz, t1snwrbrdr12, Pmmgti, Gil05
52985 Registered Users
Who's Online
82 registered (Azeem, bdcardinal, Astro14, AandPDan, 10 invisible), 1950 Guests and 169 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52985 Members
66 Forums
227321 Topics
3625745 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3348716 - 04/20/14 11:44 PM Fuel Filter Problems
tai27yiuop Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1
Loc: Oregon
Recently, I messed up big time and started to install a new fuel filter before making sure it was the correct fit. Unfortunately, the filter I require has a 5/16" input and a 3/8" output and the one I have is 5/16", both sides. Worst part is that now I don't have enough clearance to get my ford line tool on the line to pop it back out Rather than cutting it out I've found a possible fitting that might help. Question is will the output end fit into the 3/8" ford line housing that is there. In other words with that end have the same connecting that the nub on an actual filter would? Any helps would be greatly appreciated as well as any suggestions as to a resolution to the problem...maybe something other than the adapter? thanks

http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz135/uber541/stuckfuelline.jpg
http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz135/uber541/possibleadaptor.jpg
http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz135/uber541/fordtoolexample.jpg

[img] [IMG]http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz135/uber541/possibleadaptor.jpg[/img][/img] [img][IMG]http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz135/uber541/fordtoolexample.jpg[/img][/img] [img][IMG]http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz135/uber541/stuckfuelline.jpg[/img][/img]


Edited by tai27yiuop (04/20/14 11:47 PM)

Top
#3348797 - 04/21/14 05:53 AM Re: Fuel Filter Problems [Re: tai27yiuop]
yonyon Offline


Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 3492
Loc: NJ, USA
It seems to me that the easiest thing to do would be to cut the end of the filter off, then use the disconnect tool you already have so you can put the correct filter in there.

Alternatively, you could get a flexible plastic disconnect tool and force it into place. This also works.

Top