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How often Fuel & Air Filter change ?
#1
I've read that its every 50'000 miles for the fuel and air filter ? Can anyone confirm that ?

I have a B9 1.6 diesel , currently 81'000 miles done at the moment.
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#2
I change mine @ 25,000 miles just to be on the safe side.
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#3
Thanks, would you happen to know which one of these i need ? they all seem to be a little different from each other.

fuel
https://www.micksgarage.com/search/fuel%...6%20hdi/75

air
https://www.micksgarage.com/search/air%2...6%20hdi/75
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#4
i would go on a site you put the reg in and they tell you but be careful on the fuel filter as they sent my mechanic wrong 1 fuel filter is ether on back left of engine as you look at it or on the right hand side of the block
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#5
Wow !
I'm surprised, where did you get this info ?
I'm obviously different in oppinions on how often to change the filters, for example, I change my Air Filter every Five Thousand Miles, they only cost average £7, & help your fuel consumption so much, easy to change & save you £ss in fuel, as for the Fuel Filter, change it every year, no matter what mileage you have done, or if Twelve Thousand miles comes sooner, change it then, filters don't cost much, & are beneficial all round, I also change my Oil every Five Thousand miles & Oil Filter alternatively at Ten Thousand.
Hope this helps.       Smile
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#6
Air filters can go far more milage than you are changing them at - you will find no fuel benefit unless driving in very dusty conditions.

Fuel filters are 3 years or 36K no real benefit form over changing them also.

If you are changing your oil without the filter you are making a big mistake.

But whatever keeps us happy.
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(14-05-2017, 06:43 PM)polar Wrote:  Air filters can go far more milage than you are changing them at - you will find no fuel benefit unless driving in very dusty conditions.

Fuel filters are 3 years or 36K no real benefit form over changing them also.

If you are changing your oil without the filter you are making a big mistake.

But whatever keeps us happy.
I totally agree.What's the point of leaving a full,dirty filter in place.It pollutes the new oil within minutes. Rolleyes
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I change all my oil and filters once a year if the thing passes it's MOT. It gets a full service as a reward. The parts are so cheap it makes no sense to skimp.

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What was I thinking of ?
you're right Polar, I do change Oil Filter every time I change the Oil,

The reason I change the Fuel Filter every year is I get a build up of water in the housing.

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Changing the Diesel filter on my 2012 XTR is not a easy job ( not as easy as on a VW golf) I bought one while on speical offer with the view to changing it myself but gave up when looked what was invovled in the Workshop manual
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