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Clips either side of fuel filter

david7m Mar 4, 2014

  1. david7m

    david7m Registered User

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    Hi
    I'm on paternity leave and trying to get some little jobs done on the S3 before I go back Thursday.
    So far, nothing has worked and its currently un drivable while I'm waiting for a dip stick following pcv fail.
    Today's fail is the fuel filter!
    How the hell do you get the clips off ?
    I've done Google searches and found I need to squeeze the curve side, but they won't budge and I'm concerned something is going to snap.
    Dave
     
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  3. CazzaVR

    CazzaVR Registered User

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    They can be fiddly, but should release if you squeeze them correctly. Persevere, and they should come off. Be careful not to snap the ends of the filter into the hose.
     
  4. david7m

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    One of my Google searches after I had packed up, said to remove the filler cap. Surely this is pap as that would suggest the tank is a vacuum ?
    Dave
     
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  6. s3dave

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    Worth mentioning the tab that pushes in is on ONE side only. and it works better if you push the connectors into the filter while pressing the tab, then pull out
     
  7. david7m

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    Mission aborted, thoroughly annoyed and its going to the garage when it works!
    Dave
     

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