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#1 orangeboy

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

Hi Guys,

 

I would like to change the fuel filter in my 1.8 TDCI, the only thing that's stopping me is, without the special tool, how do I bleed the fuel into the filter housing?

 

The manual states that a vacuum pipe should be attached to the bleed outlet and fuel drawn into the housing.

 

Has anyone on here done this before? How did you do it? did you use an improvised tool?

 

Thanks in advance...

 

Brian



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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:37 PM

You need a vacuum pump or a priming bulb.
Put it this way, even with the right kit it can take 20 - 30 minutes to get the beggars started.
Why they didn't fit the filter housings with in-built priming bulbs like on most other diesels I'll never know.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:47 PM

Thanks for the warning. Being it's my only mode of transport, I might just ask my local garage to do it.

 

Seems a bit of a nonsense though that I can't change a simple filter without all this hassle...



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

A syringe and some patience to fill the housing completely before up try to start it, it takes quite a bit and its slow going but it works with no need for any 'special' tools.

It is a poor design though

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:56 PM

just make sure its brimmed with diesel before putting the new filter in and you shouldnt have any problems. soak the filter with diesel too which should help abit



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:39 PM

I serviced my car this year, was dead proud when I did it all and started it ...heart sank when it cut out 10 seconds later!!

 

 

I ended up brimming as best I could with a length of shower hose and then sucking it through with my mouth by putting it on the top of the filter cap whilst it was shut

 

...I REALLY wouldn't recommend it!! lol



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:01 AM

I just done mine for the first time dead easy, just filled to the brim, started the engine let it idle, it cut out, then just kept cranking for a few seconds at a time, it eventually started :)



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:40 PM

hopefully you guys havent flattened your battery in the process of priming? or was anyone that unfortunate?



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

Only took me about four times. No problems. Still plenty juice in the battery.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

I've not had the balls to try it yet...



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:29 PM

You anywhere near stoke. ?

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:52 PM

No, I'm North of the Border. I might actually just nip in to my local Ford dealer and get them to do it...Gulp!

 

The problem for me is I need the car to take the kids to school, so a non starter is not really an option!



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:07 PM

its really not that hard.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:28 PM

Stoke yes.....

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

Are you having a problem martyntdci ?

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