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    hi guys i am new to this site and would like to ask my first question,
    i recently plugged my bosses computer into the car and it came up with line 2
    fault,
    engineering have said to me that it is the fuel filter,
    i bought fuel/air/oil filters from ebay,
    i cannot find the fuel filter on the car,
    i own the elegance 1.8 2003 vectra,
    any help with this and advice on ease of removal and fitting would be great,
    more posts to come as i have major problems with other stuff on the car
    thanks in advance
    jason

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    i have found other vehicle information on this subject ,but can not for the life of me find one on the 1.8 elegance,
    i sure as hell aint paying a garage to do it ,

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    its under the car, roughly under the rear drivers side passenger seat...
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Fuel filter is clipped on to the side of the fuel tank. If you look under the rear o/s passenger door you'll see it.

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    thanks dasarab,i will look in the morning ,
    so many things need doing at the moment,{neglect on my behalf}
    but most of these problems i was not aware off,
    i will post hopefully with pics so it will help someone else that aint got the foggiest where or what to do,
    i googled it earlier but got myself in a tiswas lol,
    apparently there is a valve in the engine compartment i need to relieve any excess fuel before i attempt such a job???????

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    if you have not run the cra then the system will not be pressurized... if you have bee running the engine in the last 30 mins it will have fuel pressure and squirt some in your face, i recommend safety glasses ( used a diving my mask lol on my second one) either way.. its not hard to do, but you will need to couple of small flat blade screw drivers to open the pipe connectors up...
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    caveman are they like jubille clips,that join the pipe to the filter,
    also i have been running the car on like a tenner worth of juice, basically i have been lucky to transfer work place and it is six mile there and back,
    but i have heard short journeys knacker your motor, my missus will go nuts if i leg it outside now to take a look, as will the law as i just popped my first beer of the holiday lol

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    No they are more of a push fit clip, watch what your doing they are not the easiest, well more of a fiddle. You can pick up a small plastic tool to undo them. As Nige says leave it about half an hour to let the pressure drop.

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    no mate,,, the filters have plastic clips on the each end, on pipes/fuel lines their are some clips the slide over these and lock on creating a nice tight seal.. When you get a look at them tomorrow you will see there are two slots, one on each side of the these clips, slide a flat blade screwdriver into the slots to push down the clips and the pips will then come off the filter.. It can be fiddly so take it easy and do not break the clips on the pipe connections.. jack up the car to give yourself plenty of clearance to do the job and you will be fine.

    you can see the connectors on the filter in the pic here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-f...item3cc0b0b5cb
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    ah thanks dasarab,so that will be why vx try to sell the clips as well,
    is this a job that a complete novice can attempt ,
    the car is not playing up at the moment, but i feel that i must get this job done as i have only done 57824 milage ,not bad for an 8 year old motor
    its my lack of detail to attention that it has suddenly caught me unaware,
    a plank i know, we all know how difficult its been the last couple of years

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