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    Beck/Arnley fuel filter top opening too small

    I ordered a beck/arnley "OE fit" fuel filter from rockauto.com, the part number is 043-0963. Went through the hassle of removing the stock filter and installing this one. I go to put on the last bolt, the top eye bolt that goes on the top of the fuel filter, but the opening is too small for the 19mm stock eye bolt. The bottom eye bolt was the same as the stock size, i.e. 19mm, but the top opening on the filter is smaller.

    I took a couple pictures to make it clear what I mean: Photo Album - Imgur

    Notice how the filter on the right (stock) has a bigger opening on the top at 19mm than the filter on the left (beck/arnley).

    I'm assuming that since there's a high pressure fuel hose in between the eye bolt and the fuel filter that there is no way to make this work. Just sent rockauto an email, hopefully they can refund me. Dang, shoulda went OEM or WIX. Anyone else had this issue?
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    Take the plug out of the top of the filter dummy!!!!!!!!!!


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    ^ I forgot to do that once when I was installing my fuel filter. I was getting SO pissed off, and after about an hour I realized my mistake.

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    Damn, epic fail on my part if true. Will check this tomorrow. I tried to twist that thing off but it looked like it was fixed on there. Shoulda tried prying it off.

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    brain fart

    Quote Originally Posted by Nytron View Post
    Damn, epic fail on my part if true. Will check this tomorrow. I tried to twist that thing off but it looked like it was fixed on there. Shoulda tried prying it off.
    I hope you don't do your own brake work.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1gRick View Post
    I hope you don't do your own brake work.........
    Nope, I have a guy for that. Don't have a torch if things go bad (rusty here in MN), and don't feel like breathing in pb blaster smoke. I'd probably do a better job than the nearby mitsu dealership though, they put the wrong pads on and ruined the front rotors. Newb mechanic that doesn't go by the book and uses wrong parts < me who knows nothing but following a step-by-step guide on the internet with exact removal instructions and part numbers.

    Never seen a fuel filter with a cap on it like that, the wix one for our cars doesn't have a cap. First time doing a fuel filter, ever. No mechanical experience and didn't even cut myself like most people claim to happen when removing the eye bolts. Pfft, gloves.
    Last edited by Nytron; 04-18-2011 at 10:28 PM.

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