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    Changing 2.5tdi fuel filter

    Ive been putting this off for a while now and its about time i did this, but as ive never changed this filter before it would be great to know how to do it from anyone who has already done so.

    Would i be ok if i fill the filter to the brim and put it on and crack an injector pipe and try to turn it over??

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    Well, I am a lazy ar$e , and would pay someone else to do it for me as part of a service...
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    But every diesel car I have ever done, as long as fill the filter first and then keep it ticking over at 1500 rpm plus when you start the car and it has coughed a bit but never stalled. I've never had to bleed the system at all, but maybe I have just been lucky .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leea4tdi View Post

    Would i be ok if i fill the filter to the brim and put it on and crack an injector pipe and try to turn it over??
    In theory yes, however be aware that the 2.5TDI's are noturious for injector pump falier, sometimes after changing the filter or running out of fuel they will fail to bleed back up. Sorry to be so severe but you should know all the bad stuff too!!
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    Oh great!! so how do you bleed the fuel through properly? is there any hidden bleed screws??

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    All done was just a case of filling the new filter up with diesel before re conecting the hoses.

 

 

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