1986 Ford Ranger • 200 miles

Took the fuel filter out and it was super dirty the dirt was coming out of the valve holes so I ordered a new filter but then I dropped the cover and broke one of the tips that one of the lines go to so I need to know what you call the part, do you call the black plastic cover that the fuel filter goes in on a 86 ford ranger? It has 4 valves for fuel lines.
September 10, 2013.

Can you upload a pic so I can see what you are working with?