Inline barbed gas filter tool

Old 07-28-23, 04:50 AM
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Inline barbed gas filter tool

My cub cadet riding mower (Kohler 7000 engine) has a typical inline barbed fuel filter. Removing it by hand has been an ordeal so I'm searching for a removal tool. However, there are many different types out there and I can't figure out what's good for my need. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Old 07-28-23, 05:56 AM
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Push the gas line off of the barbed fitting with a flat-blade screwdriver.
Old 07-28-23, 08:34 AM
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That's what I do too. Tubing expands when you push on the end (compress) so I use a flat blade screwdriver to push on the end of the tubing. I also sometimes pick at the end of the tubing to pull it away from the barbed fitting to help un-stick it.

If you want you can install a different filter, one with a removeable bowl and inner cartridge. That type is generally used on diesel powered equipment but filtration is filtration. There are also barb filters that instead of having sharp barbes have rounded ridges and you use a hose clamp.
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not sure what your dealing with there are barb fittings that really was not made to be removed without causing some damage but suspect you may just have a plastic inline filter that should not be that hard to remove would twist the filter often a tight fitting hose just need broke loose by twisting the filter and it can be pulled out rather easily after breaking it loose.

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