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#1 Posted : 30 April 2018 19:13:57(UTC)
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Hi New member seeking Advice 

Hi I have ordered a replacement genuine fuel.filter. mine is a 2004 1.8

I have checked and does have the clips requiring a tool. 

Does anyone know where can get this clip removal tool please ?

This does not have the older clips than easily release 

 

I'm in Cornwall 

 

Hello all by the way !

 

I have just done plugs leads coils oil and filter and air filter and bought back to life my new Beutiful Euphonic. 

 

Happy to be in club :) 

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#2 Posted : 30 April 2018 19:56:35(UTC)
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You only need pliers to release the clips. I have a pair of 90 degrees needle nose pliers that are perfect for these clips.
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#3 Posted : 30 April 2018 19:59:58(UTC)
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Thanks for message.

Are we definitely talking of the same type of clip. ?

I've found this which is the tool apparently

https://rover.ebay.com/r...0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2F÷÷ñÒ1764847072êÖ3õæwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F152956394404

Appreciate help
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#4 Posted : 30 April 2018 20:18:19(UTC)
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There are two types of clip, depending on the year of your car. Take a look at the clips and decide for yourself:

https://www.mx5oc.co.uk/...t24722_Fuel-Filter.aspx

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#5 Posted : 30 April 2018 20:23:08(UTC)
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Thanks. I have the second type with the white inside part that needs to be released.

Hence my question

'does anyone know where to get the release tool'

I've found one on eBay but as a new forum.member am interested in people's experience or advice / workarounds as a one off tool for a tenner I'd.avoid if a suitable workarounds exists.

Thanks for input
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#6 Posted : 03 October 2018 08:37:59(UTC)
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Hi Mex,

A bit after the event, but for what it's worth now...
...I changed the fuel filter on my NBFL earlier this year using one of the fuel filter pipe/hose release tools, purchased from ebay.

 Worked fine but I did have to file down the cups about 1mm to allow the release tool to fit in. Space is extremely limited around the fuel filter.

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#7 Posted : 03 October 2018 09:16:20(UTC)
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These clips are hard to remove without a tool as the retaining part pressured inwards. The tools available are tubular sleeves that slide inside the clip and push the retainers back out allowing the clip to be removed in one piece.

As these are available cheaply from MX5parts, worth buying ahead of this job not just because of breakage but also to replace an old and no doubt brittled part for pence.

MX5Parts fuel pump clip

Make sure that clip matches yours though before going for it as I seem to remember there may be at least one other variation.   

1997 black 1.6i MK1 - 4/12/2002
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