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changing a fuel filter

Postby eddie t.n.t » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:36 pm

Could someone please let me how you go about changing a fuel filter for a transit 53 2.4 duratorque diesel. Is it a case of unscrewing the old one and screwing the new one on? And does the system need bleeding at all?
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Postby MrMPuk » Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:28 pm

Fill the new one with diesel before fitting as it makes bleeding easier!
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Postby eddie t.n.t » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:10 pm

MrMPuk wrote:Fill the new one with diesel before fitting as it makes bleeding easier!
thanks for the advice but do you think you could give me an idiot's guide too doing the job step by step as have only changed filter on an l.d.v before and not a transit many thanks
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Postby Nighthawk » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:02 pm

if you get a ford filter, the instructions are printed onto the element :D
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Postby eddie t.n.t » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:49 pm

Nighthawk wrote:if you get a ford filter, the instructions are printed onto the element :D
still need to know how as i already have filter from local spares shop and its not a ford product thanks
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Postby motorwise » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:02 am

Twist off the plastic threaded ring - pull off filter - fill new filter with diesel - push new filter fully home - twist on the plastic threaded ring - start engine and run for a minute or two on fast idle

there is a primer on top of the housing but if you've filled the filter with diesel you wont need it

have fun :D
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Postby eddie t.n.t » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:11 am

motorwise wrote:Twist off the plastic threaded ring - pull off filter - fill new filter with diesel - push new filter fully home - twist on the plastic threaded ring - start engine and run for a minute or two on fast idle

there is a primer on top of the housing but if you've filled the filter with diesel you wont need it

have fun :D
i'm going to have fun first thing in the morning thanks everyone for your help
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Postby motorwise » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:13 am

eddie t.n.t wrote:
motorwise wrote:Twist off the plastic threaded ring - pull off filter - fill new filter with diesel - push new filter fully home - twist on the plastic threaded ring - start engine and run for a minute or two on fast idle

there is a primer on top of the housing but if you've filled the filter with diesel you wont need it

have fun :D
i'm going to have fun first thing in the morning thanks everyone for your help



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Postby AndyG » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:14 am

motorwise wrote:Twist off the plastic threaded ring - pull off filter - fill new filter with diesel - push new filter fully home - twist on the plastic threaded ring - start engine and run for a minute or two on fast idle

there is a primer on top of the housing but if you've filled the filter with diesel you wont need it

have fun :D
Isn't there a 'water in fuel light' connector/gadget on the bottom that needs to be disconnected and fitted to the new filter :?: (like the MK5?)
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Postby motorwise » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:15 am

Andyg wrote:
motorwise wrote:Twist off the plastic threaded ring - pull off filter - fill new filter with diesel - push new filter fully home - twist on the plastic threaded ring - start engine and run for a minute or two on fast idle

there is a primer on top of the housing but if you've filled the filter with diesel you wont need it

have fun :D
Isn't there a 'water in fuel light' connector/gadget on the bottom that needs to be disconnected and fitted to the new filter :?: (like the MK5?)


no not on these - just a single wire :wink:


forgot to say "disconnect single wire from bottom" :D
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Postby AndyG » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:27 am

:D :wink:
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Postby thunderider » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:06 pm

wot about the filter head cracking is this a problem as this is what stops me doing it my self......
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Postby motorwise » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:11 pm

thunderider wrote:wot about the filter head cracking is this a problem as this is what stops me doing it my self......



it won't crack just changing the filter - don't worry :D
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Postby Nighthawk » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:43 pm

the heads can suffer from distortion if the filter is not inserted correctly.

there is an alignment tab on the element which must engage with the correct part of the head.

yes, swap over the water in fuel sensor if fitted, it's not there on them all.

you might not have the hand primer on the top of the filter head as it was deleted from service some time ago, so filling the element is a wise move.
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Postby 100 T280 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:11 am

Nighthawk wrote:yes, swap over the water in fuel sensor if fitted, it's not there on them all.


Mine doesn't seem to have this. Was this fitted only on the very early mk6?
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