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juanvan
02-27-2004, 12:17 PM
One would think that this would be an easy job ~
Couple of line wrenches and pop its off

Well NOT when you have never changed the beast on a 89

So rust is the word of the day ~

Is there any ideas one could give on breaking the rust from the nut on the fuel line? ~ the usual free spinning nut

Have tried hammers, lubes, words, wrenches and of course the finger.... nada

Then if this ends with getting the lines cut how "safe" would rubber fuel lines be to piece something together. ~

I am assuming that they don't make these lines and to darn lazzy to bend new ones from straight lines.

Thanks in advance
(going for some humer in this)

tenspeed
02-27-2004, 09:33 PM
I had the same problem on my '96 Achieva. I put a open wrench on the nut so it would not twist the fuel line and was able to turn the filter.

If you do wreak the fuel line, repair it with new tubing and a coupling. The fuel pressure is high and rubber hoses aren't recommended.

juanvan
02-29-2004, 04:38 PM
Thanks for the info ~
Ended up cutting it and putting fuel hose on it