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How do I replace the in line fuel filter?
PLEASE NOTE: Wear safety eyewear whenever removing or inspecting a filter to protect your eyes from liquid fuel or fuel vapors. Have a dry cloth handy to hold the filter and catch any dripping fuel.
Shut the fuel valve, if equipped. It's located at the base of the fuel tank, where the fuel line is attached. If your tank is not equipped with a fuel valve, clamp the fuel line, using a fuel line clamp.
Remove the metal clips on each side of the filter, using needlenose pliers, and slide the filter out of the fuel line.
Shake the filter over a clean cloth to displace any remaining fuel, then use the cloth to wipe away any residue from the outside of the filter.
Keep the filter a safe distance from your face and look through one end. You should be able to see light shining through clearly from the other side. If debris is clogging the mesh screen or pleated paper or the inside of the casing replace the filter.