Hose pinch pliers are the ticket. I got mine at Sears, makes changing fuel filters a breeze. No gas bath and no hurry when trying to reattach the main fuel line.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.