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Doing a yearly replacement of the fuel filter on my '05 sedan with the "U" engine has gotten to be a chore for the last couple of years. Because of road salt the bracket frets and sticks to the filter case, and I end up having to remove the bracket bolts to just get the filter off. It's a pain if you change it yourself. So, last year when I did my filter, and saw how corroded the bracket got, I tried this.

First, I wire-brushed the bracket and sprayed it with primer and black Rustoleum paint to get it back into shape. Next, I re-assembled the bracket to the body but first coated the mounting screws with anti-seize compound. Last, I wrapped the filter housing with plumber's Teflon tape to stop the sticking. The result is that I just got done changing the filter and there was no sticking of the filter to the bracket or to the clamp! And, the filter housing, which in the past would bubble with rust, had no bubbly rust on it at all.

Sorry for posting here; I guess I'm not allowed to post in the how-to area.
 
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