Now you've got me paranoid... Are you just talking about the factory clamps on the filter itself or ones on the outside.yechave said:but I did not want a hose clamp failure for one, and did not want to risk any unnecessary leak.
He's talking about the fuel line quick disconnects (there are two), which you have to disconnect to remove the gas tank. They are stock (cheap) plastic, and not what one would call a "marvel of German Engineering". They fail regularly.BaronVonGregg said:Now you've got me paranoid... Are you just talking about the factory clamps on the filter itself or ones on the outside.
1.) Is there any problem with using mechanical replacements on the fuel filter?
Actually the filter came loose without uncrimping it... and my LT was running fine before I took it apart.
2.) Is there that much pressure in the fuel lines?
"Now you've got me paranoid... "
If you want to use the screw types, try good ones like these. They are chamfered and don't gouge or cut the fuel lines.BaronVonGregg said:...Anybody have issues with screw clamps inside the tank.The crimp ones on there are in good shape as I didn't have to expande them to get the filter off... Not sure if I should reuse em... Don't have the offical tool
I have reused the BMW clamps on the fuel filter multiple times. I stretched them a little with a same screwdriver and then resqueezed them with a pair of wire cutters applied judiciously. No problems. After having done this 3 or 4 times I decided to change them out because I started to worry about metal fatigue.BaronVonGregg said:Thanx Rattler & TX
Anybody have issues with screw clamps inside the tank.
The crimp ones on there are in good shape as I didn't have to expande them to get the filter off... Not sure if I should reuse em... Don't have the offical tool
Wayne if you are within 1/4 " of arrow alignment this a non issue.yechave said:Re: Fuel Filter
The main thing is getting the arrows lined up where the fuel pump cap screws back on. BMW mechanic said if the arrows don't line up, your tank won't register.
I am a little more than troubled by this statement.
I took photos of before and after the filter change, via the dealer, of the positioning of the cap screw. They were not lined up the same, the arrows were off by maybe a little more than a quarter inch or so.
Not having known this could have caused my fuel gage to not work, I inquired and was lead to believe it was dirt or something else and was suggested I pull the float tube. If this is the problem, I am none to happy, having paid for the experience of a BMW mechanic to align the parts properly.
Not knowing if this is the cause of my fuel gage not working, will haunt me until I figure it out. I had NO problems with it, until the filter was changed. I would take quite some doing to go through my photo files to find the before and after pics.
Anyone know just how far off alignment the arrows can be, before this would cause the gage not to show full, and/or take a very long time to register how much fuel is in the tank after filling it?
There are just some days I wish I had bought a GW. This is one of those moments.... I have never owned any bike that needed so much maintenance and $$$$$$, and have yet to experience a decent ride anywhere with it.
Time to go back to bed.