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Fuel filter change help

vrbob Feb 28, 2012

  1. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Hi peeps,

    Have done a search but cant find the answer i need...

    I am doing a service on the car and changing the fuel filter as i have heard this gets neglected.

    I have found the filter and undone the cir clip holding it in place but i can work out how to detach the pipes from the filter. They have black plastic ends on the pipes which look like they push onto the filter but i can work out how to release them.

    Can anyone advise please
     
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  3. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Ok worked it out now.... it was a push fitting you just had to be a little more forceful than i was being.

    Turns out from the date on my fuel filter that it is the original one when the car was made!! so been on the car 10 years plus 100k!!!

    The fuel that poured out of the filter was black as black can be so defo worth the change as others have mentioned.

    Couldnt get the circlip back on so have cable tied it now
     
  4. Alais DJA

    Alais DJA Member

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    Flat-head screwdriver
     
  5. Grazam

    Grazam Member

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    Circlip pliers generally help :)
     
  6. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    There is actually a little tab that has to be pressed in, it can hardly be seen so dont just tug on them or the usually break or dont lock again...
    Obviously worked ok for you, just an heads up if someone finds this post....:icon_thumright:
     
  7. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    i did see a couple of holes in the end of the pipe but it didnt seem to unlock it when i put i small flatbladed screwdriver in them.

    They popped off okay using a flatbladed screwdriver but on hindsight i should of used and open eneded spanner to make it ease off on both sides at the sam time. I did look inside the pipes and could see nothing damaged and they pushed back on with a click and are nice and tight no leaks etc.

    I took a pic of the filter and the fuel that came out of it so will post it up in a bit.....
     
  8. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Said original fuel filter plus the fuel that came out of it!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 quattro S-line owners group Manual

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    I dont understand why people dont change the fuel filter on their cars on every service for the sake of £6 or thereabouts.

    I have always done mine on every service I have ever done on all of my cars.

    It just strikes me as strange that this isnt done for 100k or 10 years in this case.
     
  10. Pmol66

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    Another happy audi-sport.net user :)
     
  11. Pmol66

    Pmol66 Member

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    Long nose pliers helped me push the clips in. You do have to know what your squeezing though. Took me ages to find the clips.
    At the very end of the plug- theres two flat edges and two curved. (Opposite each other). Its the curved edges that need pinching.
     
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  13. daithi23

    daithi23 Active Member

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    Thread rival!! Is the fuel filter under the car? Someone told me it was in the fuel tank along with the pump, but this didn't make much sense to me.
     
  14. Adam P

    Adam P Active Member

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    The fuel filter is under the car towards the rear drivers side. Easily assessable using a jack. Its a small silver pot shaped like a cylinder as shown above in the pictures robs posted. Be careful with the connectors and fixings as they are prone to breaking.
     
  15. daithi23

    daithi23 Active Member

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    This is the same for the s3, yes?
     
  16. Crazypete00

    Crazypete00 Active Member Audi S3 Audi A4

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    i attempted to change mine on the weekend. couldnt for the life of me figure how to remove the fuel lines without breaking them. so rather than risking it i left it.
     
  17. Adam P

    Adam P Active Member

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    Yes, this thread is removal/replacement from a s3 8l. Original posters signature shows he owns an s3 as well as mine.
     
  18. ckl139

    ckl139 Member

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    Good thread. Called Audi today, was told my car doesn’t have one.... I didn’t bother arguing.
     
  19. mephisto

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    Fyi i found it easier to loosen the jubilee clip holding the filter right off. Once the filter is in a lower position use some decent large pliers gripping and twisting the output connector away from the filter facing the front of the car. Then work on the rear facing.
     

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