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Old 01-20-2013, 12:36 PM
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Fuel filter replacement

Hey guys, I am trying to replace my fuel filter.. it's original, and I have 132k on the clock.. The problem is the hose clamps don't have regular ends on them, they are a weird, almost broken looking end.. how do I remove these? Do I need a special tool? Thanks
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:45 PM
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I suggest getting them off by any means and immediately having replacements with a standard bolt or screw before you put the new one on. Mines were practically rotted beyond recognition when i did mine a little while back.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:57 PM
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I suggest getting them off by any means and immediately having replacements with a standard bolt or screw before you put the new one on. Mines were practically rotted beyond recognition when i did mine a little while back.
Thanks, I'm done now, orig filter shows date of 07 07 2003 so it's def. original.. I realized the orig hose clamps will allow you to remove them with a flat head but they are shaped to where you can't tighten them again.. unless you use pliars.. I had some BMW clamps that would have fit but theyre designed for a double layer coolant hose (all our coolant hoses are hoses in another hose) and they have some spikes that clamp into the outer layer so I didn't trust them and had to reuse the orig. clamps but I was able to tighten them nicely so they are fine.. I am anxious to see if the car runs any better.

I also bought all new O-rings uppers and lowers for all of the fuel injectors, I figure I will replace those too, and now if I have to remove the intake to replace the secondary air hoses I will probably do the coolant pipe and o-rings while I am at it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:51 PM
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Where the fuel filter located?
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:44 PM
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drivers side undercarriage. if you use the D/S mirror as a gage.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:46 PM
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:40 PM
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Any noticible difference after changing it?
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:10 PM
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Better gas miles more responsive, it feels stronger. But I also changed the cam sensor. Car feels great....
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:40 PM
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Not having any issues but it couldn't hurt so I will try to get my SA to cover it under the maint. plan but if not I guess I will just do it myself.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:37 PM
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if you take a 1/4 in socket and put it in a vice to squeeze to of the flat sides closer together it works great
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:27 AM
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Better gas miles more responsive, it feels stronger. But I also changed the cam sensor. Car feels great....
Where's the cam sensor ? And how much is it ? Thank you ...


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Old 10-13-2013, 02:46 AM
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There are 4of them, located at the the end of the valve covers. Toward the back of the engine. Very easy to replace, just one torx screw for each sensor. My parts guy hook me up with the price. Got 4 for $350. They sell for $135 each!!! You don't need to change all 4 but I did cause I had two bad ones so I just changed all four. Not sure if you can test them??? I bought two first and swap two at a time till the car ran better.-)
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:26 AM
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Did you do your Angel eyes yourself? I got a quote for $500 to install. Is that too high?
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:22 AM
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Did you do your Angel eyes yourself? I got a quote for $500 to install. Is that too high?
Yes I did it myself. $500 just to installed? Or that purchasing them and install? The install is easy if your handing with working on cars? If not then buying and install is a fare price only if the angeleyes are MTEC3 like what I have. They have to remove your bumper if you have a 2006-08 750.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:35 PM
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Did you do your Angel eyes yourself? I got a quote for $500 to install. Is that too high?
Removing the bumper might seem a tedious task, but it's pretty easy to do. The hardest part might be detaching the under panel from bumper lid because if you don't have a lift, you will have to jack the car on stands and get under it to remove a few screws, but other than that is a straight forward process (I did it on my first try). Furthermore, you don't even have to detach it from the undercover if you are just pulling the lights out. Just remove the inner-fender screws, the 4 top screws, screws located behind the bottom plastic grille (snap them out) and the 2 headlight washer screws (2 per H/L washer). Pull the bumper out and the headlight will slide out as butter (First you will have to remove the air filter housings out and remove all bolts holding the lights in place of course... Piece of cake).

Note: I removed the whole thing because I am pulling the engine out (am I???)



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