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    As the title. I know it's on the Fuel filter but the Siggy seems to run better with it off I.E. disconnected!


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    Fuel canister heater iirc

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

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    my thoughts too

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    Stops the diesel waxing in cold weather i.e. keeps it nice and thin.

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    Fuel heater I think. But what about the sensor that detects water in the filter housing - is it one of the same .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Fuel heater I think. But what about the sensor that detects water in the filter housing - is it one of the same .
    The DTi (4 cylinder) doesn't have a water sensor in the fuel filter whereas the CDTi (4 cylinder) does. Not sure about the 6 cylinder diesels which is what the OP appears to have. I would guess that he doesn't have one though as the fuel filter in the picture looks exactly the same as the one on the 4-cylinder DTi. The later fuel filter housing with a water sensor looks different from the earlier one that doesn't have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James24 View Post
    The DTi (4 cylinder) doesn't have a water sensor in the fuel filter whereas the CDTi (4 cylinder) does. Not sure about the 6 cylinder diesels which is what the OP appears to have. I would guess that he doesn't have one though as the fuel filter in the picture looks exactly the same as the one on the 4-cylinder DTi. The later fuel filter housing with a water sensor looks different from the earlier one that doesn't have one.
    Another great VX sourced product - no way of telling if there's water in the fuel then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Another great VX sourced product - no way of telling if there's water in the fuel then?
    There's a drain screw on the bottom of the old-style filter as with the newer model with the water sensor, however I've never got any water out of mine at all.

    I think the newer common rail CDTi engine is more sensitive to water than the old DTi so the newer model of filter is better at separating out the water, so there is a need for a water sensor whereas there was probably no need with the old DTi.

    I wonder if how many people with a CDTi have actually had a warning about water in the filter and how often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James24 View Post
    The DTi (4 cylinder) doesn't have a water sensor in the fuel filter whereas the CDTi (4 cylinder) does. Not sure about the 6 cylinder diesels which is what the OP appears to have. I would guess that he doesn't have one though as the fuel filter in the picture looks exactly the same as the one on the 4-cylinder DTi. The later fuel filter housing with a water sensor looks different from the earlier one that doesn't have one.
    get off our special v6 cdti section with your disgusting 4 cylinder chat
    !!!!!

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    Yes!!!

    (and not just because we are envious of you guys having lots of available info about your engines )

    Water in the fuel probably is an issue to those of us with two extra cylinders as mine has stopped it's messin' about since the filter box was cleaned and the filter replaced

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