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Old 04-01-2013, 09:35 AM   #17
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So this morning I disconnected the pump fuse, ran the engine until it was really sputtering, and then CARFULLY cut the fuel filter bracket with a cutting wheel on a dremel.

Ta dah

Then I just took out the filter, cut down the bracket with tin snips, put on the new filter and attached it to the stub of the bracket with wire. Would have been too easy if it weren't for the stupid rust everywhere.
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