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      06-27-2013, 06:20 PM   #34

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Originally Posted by bdwyer View Post
Didn't work for me either. I left the engine feed side of the filter disconnected and tried this expecting fuel to begin spewing after a few seconds. It never happened.

Worst comes to worst, I would suggest everyone at the very least pinch the line feeding the engine with a set of locking pliers before completely slipping it off the supply side of the filter.

My 2011 fired up after about 15 seconds of cranking after replacing the filter.
ouch. was that with or without the locking pliers method?

I wonder if it would be possible to manually pump the fuel up with a hand pump connected to the engine side of the filter? At least then you would have the filter and line up to it full. If you successfully pinched the line to the engine there would be only a very small air pocket