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Leighley

Fiesta 2010 1.4Tdci Fuel Filter Changed

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Hi All,

As the title suggests I've changed the fuel filter over last night for a new one. When I turned it over it wouldn't fire up. No problem I thought, it should be self-priming (according to Haynes) but a fair few attempts still no joy!

So any suggestions how to get my trusty Fiesta going again asap? I've been to Ford dealer and as usual they want an extortionate amount for the priming kit, £131.14 (no joking) conidering I will use it once!

Any & all help greatly appreciated

Lee

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Disconnect the fuel supply and outlet lines, then with a syringe gently squirt diesel in the filter via the supply connection until it overflows via the outlet connection.

An other way could be to get a funnel with a piece of thin hose, connect that to the filter inlet connection and gently and slowly pour in the diesel until it overflows via the outlet connection.

Reconnect the supply and outlet lines and it will start without any problems.

I did it with the syringe before putting the filter back into the car, started the first time around without any problem and never missed a beat.

Much cheaper and in my opinion also easier as priming.

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