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so, on my '74 volvo 144, there's supposedly a fuel filter accessible from the bottom of the tank. there's a fitting similar to the square end of a 3/8" ratchet, but it won't fit...<br>does anybody know how to unscrew this thing? is there a special tool? does the tank have to be empty when you take it out? help!!<br>
 

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Re: fuel filter in tank? (pelos)

Pelos:<p>Yes that's the plug you have to take out. I ground down the end of a 3/8 extension to fit. I think it's 8 or 9 mm. Yes there is gasoline behind that plug. Try and remove the small plug to get it out first. Be careful no smoking etc. Soak it with penetrating oil a couple times, before you try.<p>When you get it out you will see the bottom of the nylon filter with a metal bottom, caefully try and pull it down as the upper (also metal) end just slides over the gas pickup tube. It's probably stuck on it and if you pull to hard you'll damage the pickup tube.<p>The 1800 had the same aragnment in 1973 and it's a pain. Though it's not easy, the 240 aragnment is better.<p>GOOD LUCK <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: fuel filter in tank? (VolvoBob)

gotcha!<br>just ordered the replacement filter from the local dealership ($8), and i'm gonna grind down a 1/2 ratchet tip to go in there. i'll fill you in next week after i've run some of the gas out of this baby and the filter arrives. thanks!
 

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Re: fuel filter in tank? (VolvoBob)

(heh) Sounds like the oil pan plug on my Renault Fuego... that was a 10mm square drive. Thank heavens for bench grinders! On the bright side, it's always worth it when you can offer 'the right tool' to a baffled lube tech at a quickie-lube joint...
 
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