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As part of general maintainence, I'm replacing the fuel filter. When I read the repair manual (VADIS) it wants me to drain the entire fuel tank before removing the filter. Do I really have to do this? They even have special tools listed (an adapter for the manifold, a vent hose). I guess the potential problem is fuel spillage? Can the lines on either side of the filter be clamped off, or will this damage them? I thought this was going to be simple...
 

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theres a schaeder valve right next to the fuel filter (from what i remember).... use that to relieve the pressure and then you should be fine. there will still be some fuel leakage so have something to catch it and be careful!
 

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Re: (bdimag)

I spilled maybe an ounce of fuel when doing the fuel filter. No need to drain the tank. The fuel lines come off and attache to the new filter very easily and quickly. Helps to jack the left side of the car up if possible.
 

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Re: (Luke797)

I did this on mine last year. It's pretty easy. Make sure you have something to catch the bit of fuel that will spill out, and it's always best to wear goggles or something.
 

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Re: (C70drvr)

lolz this is the easiest thing you can do to your car its almost easier that changing the air filter. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Fuel Filter replacement...easy?!? (98whiteC70HPT)

While you are under there, check all the related vacuum hoses too.<p>That area has a lot of rubber and I ended up finding one that was marginal.
 
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