I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NSW, Australia
So if you're following along at home and are thinking of one of these fuel filter kits, a word of advice...
I ordered a spare filter with the kit, and thought I'd make sure I knew that it fits (and how to fit it) now, while it's not on the car.
The filter housing and filter come pre-assembled. I can only assume the guys on the assembly line are called Zeus, Thor and Goliath because when I tried to undo the locking collar to remove the filter, it was hard. Very hard. I strained so much I tore skin off my fingers. I twisted and heaved. I called upon God's son. I jumped up and down. I swore at the dog. I strained so hard I started to black out and be drawn to a bright light (where it turns out Tom Cruise has been right all along - who knew?).
Eventually, just as I was about to cross over and find out where Elvis is now, it gave in and unlocked. From there the rest of it was pretty simple and I have now replaced it, as the manual calls for, hand tight.
I would not want to have done that in a cramped engine bay on a 40 degree day in the Tanami Desert.