New fuel filter should come with those clips anyways.So this is a dumb question, but I have yet to change my fuel filter on my 94 XR7. I used to own a 2003 Taurus LX which had the white horseshoe type clips that fit through the fitting and locked it down. Does my Cougar use similar fittings? Because I broke one on my Taurus and places wanted almost $10 for two new ones. I wont pay that much for tiny pieces of plastic unless they are odometer gears lol.