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A quick *POP* will impart more force than a continuous pull, at least in my experience. Like T-bucket23 said, "A good snap will usually break them free". That will be relatively easy to do on the rearmost joint because the wrench will be going "down" to loosen. The forward joint is another matter...

I hadn't thought of drilling the female fitting to get penetrating fluid into the joint. Sounds like a good idea for rusty fittings. These look pretty good, like everyone has said, though- IF the photo is of your actual truck, that is.

Because there will be raw gasoline and a good chance for a spark from a wrench that slipped, etc., please keep a fire extinguisher handy. Using water is not recommended for a burning liquid- it tends to spread it more than extinguish it. Smothering it would be better than water. Sand, that sort of thing.
Good advise I have seen a good whack on the end of the wrench brake things loose that a 12" pull bar won't budge. brass or rubber hammer so it don't spark around that gas line.good luck just remember shock WILL loosen things much better then force.

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Good advise I have seen a good whack on the end of the wrench brake things loose that a 12" pull bar won't budge. brass or rubber hammer so it don't spark around that gas line.good luck just remember shock WILL loosen things much better then force.

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This is why impact wrenches work when a breaker bar wont
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Yep, one of my most valuable tools is a "butterfly impact".



This is without a doubt one of my favorites, I have Mac and SnapOn ones at the shop an at home. They offer the same "hitting" force to break loose bolts as a 1/2 impact but on a smaller scale. To break loose phillips head bolts for instance, you set it real low and it just "taps" until even the toughest bolt finally will start to unscrew. And because it has the butterfly switch you can change direction going in, and out, and in, and out, back and forth to break loose rusted or stuck bolts.

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I think you can get it off. You're likely working with a bad angle as well, if you don't have room get the truck up in the air where you can get at things better. Two quality wrenches, not sure if lube will work but you can try it. Just give it hell, I wouldn't use a pipe because you can't keep your wrench strait and you'll round something off.

Put gloves on, when it lets go you're going to bust a knuckle otherwise.

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Use something like PBlaster on the fittings and let it sit a while... I would let it sit over night, but that is just me....
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I tried PB Blaster for a week soaking every day NO LUCK
Any other ideas?
I think he's barked up that tree already...
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Use 2 pairs of Knipex Cobra adjustable jaw pliers. I have not run across a fuel fitting or a brake line that I couldnt twist with them. Excessive gripping of the handles can possibly deform the tubing nuts, but that is reversable too.
I have several pairs of these.They wont slip or round over,they definetly bite.
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Or a pair of these- about $12/each.
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I know exactly the location of the filter, having previously owned a '99 Chev pu. If you can somehow get a flat prybar, or better yet a block of steel, behind the fitting on the filter and hit the fitting with a hammer a few sharp licks it will swell the fitting just a mite and break the corrosion loose .
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I know exactly the location of the filter, having previously owned a '99 Chev pu. If you can somehow get a flat prybar, or better yet a block of steel, behind the fitting on the filter and hit the fitting with a hammer a few sharp licks it will swell the fitting just a mite and break the corrosion loose .
That a good Idea. Cheaper than two sets of hi dolla pliers. LOL
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