the 4 dollar pre fuel pump filter pariffined up early this winter - and what a B!TCH to change in the cold
I decided to move the filter into the engine compartment by swaping the hoses from the fuel tank to the fuel pump - ie total cost NOTHING
move the short hose by the tank to the fuel pump inlet and the fuel pump inlet hose to the fuel tank and install the fuel filter in the correct orientation
now I can clamp the fuel lines and swap the filter and only need to remove the engine side panel - no more draining a fuel tank, my lying on my back and working in an area too small for my hands
I moved this question form the floppy bucket thread
this has been working for me but lets here from the experts.