If you are careful you can just slowly loosen the bolt at the filter and let the pressure escape. A rag around the connection and safety glasses recommended. Also, remove and reinstall the fuel tank cap to relieve any pressure that may be in the tank before you change the filter.
Yeah don't even worry about releasing the fuel pressure. Just let off the bolt slowly, I just did this a couple weeks ago. Also, at Jiffy Lube where I used to work, we changed fuel filters on every make&model every day w/o worrying about releiving the pressure....not a problem.
just lose the bolts and do it i have done this my self and is easy just watch out for the top bolt not to bend the fuel line cause it might break to be safe just take it to jiffy lube with the filter if u already boughtit
woww just pull the fuel pump fuse. its the big ugly brown box located next to the hood release. you pull it start the three times. with each time the car will not start. it empties the line. then change fuel filter. you guys are crazy for doing it with the line still full.
on my '99 GS-R there is no separate fuel pump fuse. I think the brown box you are referring to is the main relay. Am I correct? Unplugging it will kill the power to fuel pump and ECU which would indeed do the trick. I hadn't considered this option.
yeah...i think. i dont think kills the power to the ecu. it does kill the power to the fuel pump. i'll have to check about the ecu part. but yeah, it makes working on the fuel lines or any other fuel part a lot safer and easier.
Unplugging the main relay kills the IGP1 power feed (Power source for the ECM control circuit) to the ECU. The ECU still has IGP2 and VBU power sources connected, so apparently the ignition signal is disabled but not the injector drivers. I didn't ever try this because I thought the injectors would be disabled also. I have my starter kill hooked into this circuit so that the main relay doesn't engage. I thought I was killing the injectors as well as the spark. I can set my alarm in valet mode with starter kill operational and crank until I get oil pressure after an oil change. I thought I wasn't also fuel washing the cylinders, but apparently I am. Ooops