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Any tricks used while replacing the filter? Remove fuse for fuel pump? remove fuel cap? How much fuel should I expect will come out ?

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Just disconnect the battery cable to be on the safe side. A little bit of fuel will come out. Make sure there is no source of spark such as a running fan etc. It is best to have a fire extinguisher around, and do not work alone.

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Also would be a good idea to use a catch basin the fuel to drain into as well as yes make sure nothing such as a drop light is near and a fire extinguisher always ...and disconnect the battery as well jack the vehicle up and use jack stands for safety also ,....remove the old filter using line wrenches are in my opinion best as the filter nuts are really on if it hasn't been off in some time that is the hardest part ...remove the old filter a screw and bracket hold it in-place reinstall is reverse procedure after installation is complete turn the key to the on position 1st to ensure no leak's if OK then start vehicle and reinspect for leaks again hopefully they are none if so recheck the connections

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