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Fuel filter
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First off I ain’t now mechanic so can’t explain or understand mechanics very well, can anyone explain how the fuel filter is important in my van? I put it in for service and I got a phone call from the garage saying he has had trouble with the changing of the filter and something snapped, he priced the replacement and it was £80 odd quid so instead of paying that he welded it shut, he said it’s ok because the thing that snapped was a sensor that isn’t connected anyway and as I get my van serviced every year religiously it won’t cause any problems whatsoever.
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Wish i knew what he was talking about but if you trust this guy then go with what he is saying - sounds like he is trying to save you money? I would go down and ask him to show you what he has done.
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(30-05-2018, 08:25 AM)polar Wrote:  Wish i knew what he was talking about but if you trust this guy then go with what he is saying - sounds like he is trying to save you money? I would go down and ask him to show you what he has done.

Yeah he is a good bloke with good intentions, known him a long time, was just wanting a second opinion as regards to the working of this device, just wondering if modifying this would chose me issues down the line, what he welded shut is a water release hole, just thinking if it was not ment to be there why is it there?
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#4
From memory, I think there may be a small heater unit that clips onto the fuel filter, which needs to be transferred from the old filter to the new one during a change. I wonder if was something to do with this? If so any problem may not become apparent until cold weather returns.

Colin
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the only thing i can think of is.......it may be the water in diesel sensor..[try youtude].........they are not fitted as standard.....[ plastic type filter]....otherwise it may be a bracket holding the filter on, which as broken.......[there are two types of fuel filter.. metal can and a plastic] metal can type on left of engine. plastic type on right of engine...depending year and type of engine..
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With the quality of diesel fuel these days your rarely get water in the diesel filter if ever - i wouldn't worry about it just keep up with your normal fuel filter changes.
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#8
Can anyone tell me where the priming mechanism is on my 2017 bluehdi ?

I’ve looked everywhere - not going to take the filter apart until I know how to get it running afterwards!

Thanks
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(30-05-2018, 10:49 AM)gazthelad Wrote:  the only thing i can think of is.......it may be the water in diesel sensor..[try youtude].........they are not fitted as standard.....[ plastic type filter]....otherwise it may be a bracket holding the filter on, which as broken.......[there are two types of fuel filter.. metal can and a plastic] metal can type on left of engine. plastic type on right of engine...depending year and type of engine..

is that left or right as you sit in the van or look under the bonnet ?
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(08-02-2019, 09:29 PM)Oi69 Wrote:  
(30-05-2018, 10:49 AM)gazthelad Wrote:  the only thing i can think of is.......it may be the water in diesel sensor..[try youtude].........they are not fitted as standard.....[ plastic type filter]....otherwise it may be a bracket holding the filter on, which as broken.......[there are two types of fuel filter.. metal can and a plastic] metal can type on left of engine. plastic type on right of engine...depending year and type of engine..

is that left or right as you sit in the van or look under the bonnet ?

The plastic type sits under the airflow meter on the left as your sat in the van, metal with it’s horroble t15 screws anyone that’s done one knows what I mean! Made of chocolate!) sits to the left of centre of the engine, again as your sat in the van... he was speaking looking under the bonnet so backwards to normal left and right ??
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