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Old October 19th, 2008, 13:58
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Re: Replacing the Fuel Filter (Renix Era)

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Originally Posted by mrpeepers View Post
is it possible to have an air bubble in the fuel line if you dont clamp it off?

Is clamping off the fuel a "must do"?

Much like burping a coolant system in the RENIX, is that necessary to prevent future fuel problems?
Yes.

No.

No.

It's not a Diesel - gasoline fuel injection systems can recover neatly from having an air bubble in the lines. I've done probably a couple of dozen RENIX filters by now, I don't have hose clamp pliers (I only improvised one to see if it could be done - you are still going to lose fuel dropping the filter) and haven't had a problem other than a slightly slow first start afterwards, as the pump fills the lines. Cycle the key a couple of times before you crank (OFF-ON-OFF-ON-START, pause 10 seconds or so at ON) and you'll be fine filling everything back up.
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