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My new fuel filter leaks

I just installed it and it leaks a tiny bit of gas out of the top just under the head of the bolt. is that because of a bad filter, washers in the wrong place, or what?? please help me!

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  • elnino37 Aug 10, 2008

    I have the same problem too and it has been running just fine for a couple of months but I am rather curious to know what is the cause of such a problem. I was thinking the washers wheren't seated properly but more than likely that's what the problem is.

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Are you using new copper washers supplied with the filter? (A Civic filter requires four washers, one on each side of each pipe connection). Used washers are already crushed and so require more torque to seal. Usually just tightening the hex fitting more will make the seal.
Always use two wrenches, one to keep the filter body from turning while you torque the retaining fitting against the connection pipe and crush washers.

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0900c1528005f267.jpgFig. 2: Front fuel filter used on carbureted engines
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0900c1528005f268.jpgFig. 3: Remove the bolts securing the filter and its basket to the fuel tank ...
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0900c1528005f269.jpgFig. 4: ... then release the basket from the filter
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