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The quick connect on the fuel filter [to change the filter]is stuck and wont release my mechanic said he wold hav to break it but I cant find replacement parts as they are /have been discontinued

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What i often do is to push a metal pipe inside the plastic one and then use two clips ,easy solution ,but do you really need to change the filter ,i only change them as and when they are corroded through ,very rarely do i change a fuel filter ,blow them backwards yes but change them ?' or it could be a our petrol pumps here in spain have filters built into them so changing fuel filters on petrol engines is not a common thing ,even diesels will last the life of the car unless they get water in them ,problem is many garages want to change filters as its a good source of profit margin

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