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Time to change the fuel filter in the '00 LT. I was checking an on-line parts fiche to see what I need and there is a special tool to make a one-time crimp on a new hose clamp. Woo Hoo the price is $64.31 !
Is there another version from an auto parts store?



This is the clamp . . .
"This is a "ONE TIME" (non-reusable) clamp. You need a special crimping tool to install. This tool can be found in the Service and Tools section under aftermarket."


Any other precautions? Should I also replace the hose? Would it be damaged when removing the clamp?


I don't recall that being the case when it was done as a demo at CCR TanTara
 

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All you need to do is to buy 5/16 screw fuel injection clamps. They are rated for the high fuel pressure & are reusable.
 

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While you are at it ... relocate the fuel filter from inside the tank to under the passenger seat. Makes things alot easier if you need to change it out a second time.

oh, and +1 on the stainless screw clamps instead of the crimped ones.
 

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I picked up a set of end cutters at HF and just sanded off the sharp edge. But I have yet to use a stock BMW clamp. I would consider replacing that shaped hose if you are going in. Several have had pinhole leaks, a sure sign of aging.
 

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saddleman said:
All you need to do is to buy 5/16 screw fuel injection clamps. They are rated for the high fuel pressure & are reusable.
+1 a trip to auto store and get the hose connectors without the slots the fuel injection line clamps. I put those on when I changed out that cheap plastic fuel fitting.
 

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I smell a tech session! C'mon Paul, I'm bored!
 

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Family_fun said:
I smell a tech session! C'mon Paul, I'm bored!
Suspect that it will be multiple week ends this winter with the new SS brake lines, fuel filter, check of buckets, etc. (48K Maintenance)

I just need to be super organized so I don't have any extra pieces/parts left over. Perhaps I should install a security video camera and tape each operation! :histerica
 

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Fortunately, this is not a special 'BMW' tool. It is available from many sources such as McMaster-Carr for $21.67. They refer to it as 'pinch' style.Well worth buying. Properly installed there is no worry about it coming loose or biting into the fuel line.
 

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You can get the same tool at your local welding supply store. The hoses on a cutting torch use the same clamps. I think I gave $9 for mine............... :D
 
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