wolcott Posted May 21, 2006 Share Posted May 21, 2006 I'm getting ready to change out the fuel filter on my '98 RT. It was showing about 2 bars on the RID when I brought it into the garage, put it up on center stand, and ripped the tupperware off. I disconnected the neg. battery cable, wrapped it in a rag with rubber band, got fire extinguisher handy. I figured I would siphon out any remaining fuel before attempting to take the tank off. I went to wal-mart, they had a utility pump (red looking thing with a few hoses and connectors) that works by pushing/pulling on a knob connected to a shaft. Anyhow, it was missing parts- I brought it back, and it was the last one. I went to Sears- they had a nicer one for $13 made by Mity-Vac. I was glad till I looked on back of package in fine print- it says "do not use for gasoline and/or any other flammable fluids". 1)Does anyone know why this is? My stepdad used one for about 2 years around his house till it broke. But, the warning scared me off. I then tried this bulb siphon pump I've had in my trunk for about a year- could not even get it to work. 2) Can I just take tank off and bring it outside in the driveway (for safety's sake) and change out the fuel filter without draining the tank? 3)Made the rounds of the auto parts stores today-nobody had a fuel hose clamping device. One article I read I thought the guy said they came in a pack of 2 and he used one on supply and return line. Or can I just pull it off (anticipating the spray) and plug it quickly? Anybody have a certain method of plugging that supply line that they like? Thanks. Link to comment
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