I know, I know... ANOTHER fuel filter problem. However I did read through a lot of previous fuel filter questions and have not seen this issue addressed. I am trying to replace the fuel filter but I can't get the removal tool (red aluminum one) to fit between the filter and the hose fitting. I have tried coating the fittings in penetrating oil and pulling the fitting back away from the filter. I can get one half of the tool in, but not both halves at the same time. Any suggestions?