Boating How-To’s - 2005 Yamaha VMAX 200 3.3L high pressure fuel filter removal. HELP!
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05-17-2012, 04:35 PM
i cannot for the life of my figure out how to remove the stupid metal high pressure fuel filter on the top of the vst tank on my 05 vmax 200 3.3L engine!!!! Im not a dummy when it comes to mechanics but im stumped on this one! anyone have any suggestions??? PLEASE?????
05-17-2012, 08:03 PM
The band clamp needs to be cut off. Make sure you replace it with the appropriate clamp and not a regular hose clamp as it will leak fuel. A 360 degree fuel injector line clamp should work though and are available at any auto parts store (make sure it's stainless). A regular hose clamp does not put even pressure around the fuel line and due to the psi level of the fuel it will leak with a vengeance if not fully sealed with a 360 degree clamp. The technical name for the Yamaha one is a Oetiker clamp, and if you don't have an Oetiker tool a $5 set of tile nippers from Home Depot will cut the old one off and if used carefully will also crimp a new Oetiker clamp on (just don't cut it when reinstalling the new one). If you bought a new Yamaha canister filter it should come with a replacement clamp (the Oetiker crimp type)
As to the fitting on the other end of the filter. Just take a flat bladed screwdriver and push the plastic section back into the silver metal portion of the hose while pushing the hose & silver metal portion towards the filter. This should free the filter so you can back the hose off the fitting inside.. It's a juggling act the first time you do it, but it should be pretty easy. You should not have to force it either.