Stihl Leaf Blower BR320 Fuel Filter Replacement

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Old 10-18-11, 06:00 AM
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Stihl Leaf Blower BR320 Fuel Filter Replacement

I have had the BR320 for about 23 years and it has served me well. I would like to change the fuel filter. I thought it might be attached to a tether inside the fuel tank with enough slack that I could fish it out the fuel filler hole. I have not been successful with this approach. How do I access the fuel filter. Do I have to remove the rear housing and disconnect the fuel line where it enters the tank? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I thank you all in advance.
 
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Old 10-18-11, 07:07 AM
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I've never worked on that specific tool but I usually remove the fuel tank and pull the fitting where the fuel pick-up and return lines enter the tank. The filter comes out through the hole and you can easily work on it.
 
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Old 10-18-11, 07:56 AM
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Pilot Dane,

Thank you very much. Your guidance has been very helpful.
 
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Old 10-19-11, 06:29 AM
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Irig, I've never had to remove a fuel tank to replace a fuel filter. If you use a wire (muffler wire or similar) and fashion a hook at the end of it so that you can snatch the fuel line and then drag it out the fuel cap opening there should certainly be enough slack in the fuel line to do such. Newer Stihl's and some older ones were designed with a grommet integral to the fuel line and you would then pry out the grommet (fuel line) from the tank from the out side and the fuel filter would come out with it - as the fuel filter will always be attached directly to the end of the fuel line.
 
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Thank you, Puey61. I tried to fish the fuel line out of the gas filler hole as you suggest. I could hook it with a wire like you described; but, the fuel line did not have enough slack to grab the filter and change it. I will remove the filter and fuel line by prying the grommet out of the fuel tank as you suggest.

Many thanks my friend.
 
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