Originally Posted by JimmyL
Possibly one of the worse recommendations I've ever seen on this forum.
Even though diesel isn't as combustible as gasoline, I don't think I'd mess with a torch on this area.
From your first thread, loosening the top bolt solves your issue, and Dave gave you the correct size.
Actually I did not give any size. But I just checked.
The spin on filter bolt is a 24MM, open end wrench, a socket will not fit.
The other bolt is the return fuel line and that is a 17MM wrench. This is usually used for bleeding the system when replacing filters.
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