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Great pictures, thanks! I've been dreading doing this job for awhile because of the weird looking CLIC-R clamps used on the filter. I think almost everyone just cuts off the old clamps and replaces them with worm-drive clamps. With the right tool, they say CLIC-R clips are reusable (http://www.facom.com.tw/downloads/ca...c%20&ClicR.pdf). To make the job a little easier, I bought a pair of Assenmacher angled fuel/evap pliers (AST # M2010ACP, https://www.asttool.com/search_resul....x=0&image.y=0). There are lots of similar tools but I'd recommend the ones with the angled and adjustable tips as space is a little limited around the filter and hoses. First, I put hose clamps on the three hoses that carry fuel (the one on the fat stubby protrusion is a vent hose). Once the Phillips head screw in the bracket is loosened, it's not too fiddly to twist the filter to reach the CLIC-R clips. Twist & pry off the old hoses with a screwdriver or a pair of line-hose tube remover pliers and remember the connection order. Catch the spilled gas from the filter and hoses with a suitable container. Out with the old, in with the new. The CLIC-R clamps go back easier than they came off. Key on (not started but position 2 to energize the fuel pump), check for leaks, if none - replace the cover & job done.

I noticed jbanks15 had the car on a four post lift. I have a QuickJack which is probably the minimal lift height needed to do the job comfortably, a real lift height of 4 feet or more would certainly make the job easier.
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Great pictures, thanks! I've been dreading doing this job for awhile because of the weird looking CLIC-R clamps used on the filter. I think almost everyone just cuts off the old clamps and replaces them with worm-drive clamps. With the right tool, they say CLIC-R clips are reusable (http://www.facom.com.tw/downloads/ca...c%20&ClicR.pdf). To make the job a little easier, I bought a pair of Assenmacher angled fuel/evap pliers (AST # M2010ACP, https://www.asttool.com/search_resul....x=0&image.y=0). There are lots of similar tools but I'd recommend the ones with the angled and adjustable tips as space is a little limited around the filter and hoses. First, I put hose clamps on the three hoses that carry fuel (the one on the fat stubby protrusion is a vent hose). Once the Phillips head screw in the bracket is loosened, it's not too fiddly to twist the filter to reach the CLIC-R clips. Twist & pry off the old hoses with a screwdriver or a pair of line-hose tube remover pliers and remember the connection order. Catch the spilled gas from the filter and hoses with a suitable container. Out with the old, in with the new. The CLIC-R clamps go back easier than they came off. Key on (not started but position 2 to energize the fuel pump), check for leaks, if none - replace the cover & job done.

I noticed jbanks15 had the car on a four post lift. I have a QuickJack which is probably the minimal lift height needed to do the job comfortably, a real lift height of 4 feet or more would certainly make the job easier.
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i have not had a r170 since 2005


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