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Old 04-17-2008, 12:42 PM
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It is true merchant Automotive has the metal ones. But if you break it that day and the dealer is closed (Like a Sunday like mine), and you don't have a spare your SOL. Also something to think about. I know they have metal ones out there but if GM wanted a metal one on the truck thats what they would have put on it. For some reason the engineers wanted the plastic in there. Not sure on a really good reason but there has to be a pretty good reason(I hope).
 
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:58 PM
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Well...coming from an Engineer...it was one of the dumbest things they could have done. Actually, its typically the MBA's NOT the Engineers that make the dumb decisions.
 
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:31 PM
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You can get a bolt that will fix there to replace the bleeder screw and any hardware store. I don't remember the size off hand, but I have posted it on DP before. When I have more time I'll or some else can look it up.
 
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:06 PM
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Hadn't found it on Merchant's site. Found this one, though.

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Old 04-17-2008, 11:33 PM
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thats the same style merchant has
 
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Originally Posted by dozerboy View Post
You can get a bolt that will fix there to replace the bleeder screw and any hardware store. I don't remember the size off hand, but I have posted it on DP before. When I have more time I'll or some else can look it up.

have u found the bolt yet?
 
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:34 PM
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Good write-up, Danno. I've done these both ways and prefer to remove the fender liner. It just makes it easier to get to things and I don't get my forearms wedged into places.
 
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Originally Posted by Johnny Cetane View Post
Good write-up, Danno. I've done these both ways and prefer to remove the fender liner. It just makes it easier to get to things and I don't get my forearms wedged into places.
Yep, its kinds hard to do it form the top with big masculine arms, they get stuck
 
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:04 AM
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very informative i haven't had the joy of changing mine yet.

any recomendations on a good fuel filter to use something better than stock?
 
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
very informative i haven't had the joy of changing mine yet.

any recomendations on a good fuel filter to use something better than stock?

ur pretty much stuck using the ac-delco or macthing stock filter.

But there plenty of aftermarket fuel filter addons u can add
 

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