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    Default Diesel smell in cabin? Picture enclosed

    Now and again i get a diesel smell in the cabin. Normally on hot days or long journeys.

    Last night i changed the injector 3 connector as per the help thread on here and i noticed this;



    What is it? DPF? Liquid on and around it i think is diesel?

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    That's fuel filter mate - probably the seal has gone slightly or it's not on tight enough. If you run the engine and watch it you might see the fuel leaking as it's under pressure at all time from the tank pump...


    FYI, the DPF is in your exhaust, if you have one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    That's fuel filter mate - probably the seal has gone slightly or it's not on tight enough. If you run the engine and watch it you might see the fuel leaking as it's under pressure at all time from the tank pump...


    FYI, the DPF is in your exhaust, if you have one...
    Cheers for the quick answer. Can i just unclip it and tighten by hand? If the seal has gone can i unscrew and replace or is it a new unit (hope not)

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    It's horrendously tricky to treplace actually - VX came up with a rubbish design. My personal answer would be to take it a garage and get them to change the filter. This will come with a new seal and they'll have the proper tools etc, as unless it's really loose the collar which holds it all together will be impossible to get off without taking the whole thing out of the crash box...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    It's horrendously tricky to treplace actually - VX came up with a rubbish design. My personal answer would be to take it a garage and get them to change the filter. This will come with a new seal and they'll have the proper tools etc, as unless it's really loose the collar which holds it all together will be impossible to get off without taking the whole thing out of the crash box...
    Ok. Now i had a major full service in March this year including cambelt etc. i assume they would of replaced the fuel filter then as standard practice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_W View Post
    Ok. Now i had a major full service in March this year including cambelt etc. i assume they would of replaced the fuel filter then as standard practice?
    They SHOULD have, but there's no guarantee of that. It could be one of the blue pipes going into the filter too, so it's worth having a look first with the engine running to see if you can see anything. In fact, you don't even need the engine running - just ignition on will pressurise the system...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    They SHOULD have, but there's no guarantee of that. It could be one of the blue pipes going into the filter too, so it's worth having a look first with the engine running to see if you can see anything. In fact, you don't even need the engine running - just ignition on will pressurise the system...
    Ok, im going to check my invoice after work to try and confirm this. Failing that i will ring and ask would they normally change it on a
    Full service. If they would then i may be able to get them to sort it. I've probably done 10k miles since the "service" in March this year so surely the FF shouldn't of failed?

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    It should be changed on a major service, but regardless of what the invoice says there will be no way to tell if it was actrually changed or not - especially after 10,000 miles. It only costs a tenner, 15 quid fitted possibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    It should be changed on a major service, but regardless of what the invoice says there will be no way to tell if it was actrually changed or not - especially after 10,000 miles. It only costs a tenner, 15 quid fitted possibly.
    Oh really, lol i was expecting more! Cheers for your help man

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    No worries mate - let us know what happens...

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