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Fuel Filter. Noob question?

MountainMike

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Fuel Filter is it just a case of swapping the old for the new and go or is there more to it, i.e. priming, filling it up before fitting? Sorry for the dumb question but I never done it before.
 
Warm the engine up.
Change filter.
Make sure that you have all the rubber O rings fitted.
I wipe a little fuel onto the O rings before I fit it.
Start engine, It will run, then go rough, give it some revs until it runs clean.

HTH
 
Warm the engine up.
Change filter.
Make sure that you have all the rubber O rings fitted.
I wipe a little fuel onto the O rings before I fit it.
Start engine, It will run, then go rough, give it some revs until it runs clean.

HTH

Hi, is there any difference to the method above for a 200tdi as i need to do this as well???:rolleyes:
 
Cheeres mike, someone told me i had to bleed the filter manualy with a small lever and just wanted to check!

Cheeres
Mike,
 
Presumably, the old one suffers a bit in the removal process? Mine is more stuck than a thing thats really stuck....... any tips?

strap wrench slips, chain wrench mangles...
Nope :D Not really had that problem YET :D :D

I find the strap wrench removes the fuel filter easily. Normally I just use my hands :eek:

Have a look at http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.co.uk/VWPweb2000/tools-2/tools-2.html
Universal oil filter wrench. That's what I now use on the oil filter. You could use it on the fuel filter as well.
 
I use one similar to this, a Facom. (But fully enclosed strap.)

Chris
 

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Presumably, the old one suffers a bit in the removal process? Mine is more stuck than a thing thats really stuck....... any tips?

strap wrench slips, chain wrench mangles...


You might try the Halfords professional filter wrench - looks like metal banding tape with teeth punched in it and a nice big handle to tighten it up with - I haven't met a filter yet that it won't shift and it doesn't slip or mangle the filters.
 
cheers fellas - I'm a bit hesitant to mangle the filter with the chain wrench in case it still won't come off, plus the pipes get in the way.

Will moiderize it tomorrow tho,,,:)
 
As a last resort with oil filters I like to go for the 'screwdriver hammered straight through it' method. Messy, but satisfying!
 
There is another way. :D :D :D :D :D :D

Honest.

It involves a screwdriver and a hammer. Not recomended but if all else fails. The screwdriver needs to go right through the filter. Health and safety now come to mind. You should also do a risk assement in case you rip your hands on the sharp metal. :eek:
 
So :D :D :D It's still a stuck filter :( :D :D The principle is the same. :eek:

Where's the fuel filter on the 200Tdi ? on the bulkhead ?? I know there's no room to get the 300Tdi filter off.

Next time don't tighten the filter as much :rolleyes:

The 200tdi filter is on the bulkhead and i believe there is more room than on the 300tdi, but still can be awkward, have had to use the screwdriver method my self on a jeep grand cherokie oil filter, couldent get anything on it to turn the damb thing and got covered in oil in the process:D but it came off though;)
 
So :D :D :D It's still a stuck filter :( :D :D The principle is the same. :eek:

Where's the fuel filter on the 200Tdi ? on the bulkhead ?? I know there's no room to get the 300Tdi filter off.

Next time don't tighten the filter as much :rolleyes:

yup, bulkhead mounted.

I didn't put it on, but I'm sure Porny will be along shortly to tell me what he tightened it with :)
 
When you turn the filter, just keep the pressure constant,but not enough to collapse the thing, Now It won't seem like its doing anything but give it time ( 15 Min's or more for the really really tight one's) then all of a sudden when you're just about to give up off it comes!
Note; cursing won't help it come off,but does make you feel better afterward. :teacher:
 
Can anyone show a picture of this screw that you have to undo to get the plastic cover off the fuel filter please, because i cannot find it and i dont want to break anything.
 
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