So the dealership called me today to explain to me that the reason I couldn't get the fuel filter off of my truck was that the bolts were rusted all the way through. Apparently this is fairly common because they then tried to sell me "the kit" that fixes this for $285 which includes parts and labor.
I am not about to spend that kind of money to change a fuel filter, so here's the question. What are my options for replacing the filter? I had heard some talk about a BMW filter that will fit without the fittings, but I don't know the process. Are there any other ways that I can replace these fittings or bypass them cheaply?
One more thing. I asked them to look at two other things and give me an estimate for repairs. They called me exactly 23 minutes after I left to tell me that they looked at them and that the repairs were going to be more than I was willing to pay. Then they told me they were charging me $90 (a full hour of labor) for looking at them! Has the amount of minutes in an hour changed recently or am I missing something altogether?