09-02-08, 03:06 PM
My compliments to Rube Goldberg who undoubtedly designed the gas filter for the 2005 STS and probably other years similarly. I'm not the world's best weekend mechanic but I'm pretty proficient at working under the hood, the gas filter on my 2005 is a nightmare, plan to spend an hour-plus, screwing around with no space to work and those loveable "quick disconnect" fittings. There is nothing quick-release about it, quick connect maybe once you get them off. You have to use a special tool and manuever with little room around 2 fittings on the back side, while luckily the front connector is a threaded coupling. I guess a threaded coupling on the back end was just too simple, and why there are 2 connection lines on the rear of the filter beats me, all 3 other GM cars I have, are SIMPLE! One line in, one line out, threaded usually, or quick connectors that don't require the same tool the STS does. Just my bitch of the day on this subject, good luck to all who try to do it themselves and save about $75 by the dealer or quick lube joints.