Fuel Filter Change

offroader

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I have a W reg. ML430 and am just about to change the fuel filter. MB describe a tool for removing the pipe couplings from the filter. It has part number 163 589 00 37 00 and looks like a pair of very long nosed pliers with the ends of the jaws bent in.

Do I need this?
On my other car, a Volvo, the couplings can be removed by easing an open ended spanner in between the filter and the coupling but I don't think this is the same.
Is this tool unique to MB or is it generally in use?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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LYNALL

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I just popped the end of the clips of with a small screwdriver and used a pair of sidecutters to refit easy if messy job even with the hose clamped off, this was on a e430 not sure if same set up, clips shouldnt have rusted as they are stainless steel.
Google r clip.



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