Fuel filter Information

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Fuel filter Information

Post by Mikeyhc1 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:01 pm

Today I changed my fuel filter on my 180 diesel.

After an hour of trying to suck fuel through the new filter to no avail I decided to start the engine.
It fired up and cut out after 10 seconds.

After I restarted the ignition I could hear the diesel being pumped through via the lift pump. After 15 seconds of cranking the engine fired up.

The good thing is they are self bleed so they don’t need to be prefilled with diesel which can get messy.

Hope this will be of use to somebody


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Re: Fuel filter Information

Post by Vespa » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:21 pm

Snippets like this are always very useful. Thanks. ;)
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Re: Fuel filter Information

Post by Mikeyhc1 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:28 pm

Thanks Vespa. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t panicking 😂


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Re: Fuel filter Information

Post by BOBCDP » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:16 pm

Mikeyhc1 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Today I changed my fuel filter on my 180 diesel.

After an hour of trying to suck fuel through the new filter to no avail I decided to start the engine.
It fired up and cut out after 10 seconds.

After I restarted the ignition I could hear the diesel being pumped through via the lift pump. After 15 seconds of cranking the engine fired up.

The good thing is they are self bleed so they don’t need to be prefilled with diesel which can get messy.

Hope this will be of use to somebody
I was wondering about changing the fuel filter when I did my 4 year service. However the car was running fine and I had no idea where it was so didn’t bother.
Perhaps you would be good enough to answer a few queries?
1. Where is it?
2. Did you buy a complete filter unit or is it an interchangeable element?
3. Is it easy to change?
4. Was the original one dirty and did you think it was worth changing it?
5. Where did you buy it?
Many thanks
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Re: Fuel filter Information

Post by Vespa » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:39 pm

Bob, have a look at this from the WSM
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Re: Fuel filter Information

Post by Mikeyhc1 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:50 pm

The filter it’s self is just a plastic case with and internal filter. I didn’t cut the case open to look Becuase I’m time poor. But id imagine after 60000 miles it’s going to be filthy.

It’s a easy to change just a pair of circlip pliers is all I used. But a flat blade screw driver will do. 15 minutes is all it took.

I got the parts for Woodacre4x4 on eBay Long with oil and air filters(genuine) Full filter was 37.99 genuine part. eBay item number is 332782654231

I can’t notice any difference in the running of the car but it’s better than replacing injectors later on or worse a worn diesel pump


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Re: Fuel filter Information

Post by Mikeyhc1 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:17 pm

12 o’clock of the strut tower is where the filter is located

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Re: Fuel filter Information

Post by Mike Rometer » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:09 pm

I've never seen a dirty looking deisel filter yet and I've changed hundreds if not thousands. What it filters is nothing you can see, it's far too small. One other thing it catches is any water that has managed to get past the traps. They should be changed at the specified intervals as they can clog, particularly with water, of which hopefully,h there wont be a great quantity, though I've seen them frozen solid in bad winters. A clogged filter obviously restricts the flow of fuel.

Oil filters are a different matter, i.e. BLACK.
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My other vehicle is coal fired. 8-) (very lo-tech)


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Re: Fuel filter Information

Post by BOBCDP » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:36 am

Many thanks for your replies.
No idea why, but I thought the fuel filter was somewhere under the rear seat.
All very useful information and I will order one shortly and get the job done.
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Re: Fuel filter Information

Post by Vespa » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:52 am

For info...............
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