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    Been suffering running issues and flat-spots for a couple of months now in my DTI. Initially i thought it might be since i blanked off the EGR a few months back, but then i realized i'd totally forgot to change the fuel filter when i serviced it 2 months ago.

    Popped the new one in earlier and bled the fuel lines, and it's up and running. Took it out for a drive and the change is amazing! I never thought something like that would cause flat-spots, but hey-ho i'm happy again

    Woth doing if you're experiencing the same, only £10 for a new one

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    Same on my CDTi. Fuel filter was half full of black gunge when I changed it yesterday. Hell of a difference now

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    Nice one! At least your bleeding procedure only consists of turning the ignition on and off a few times lol

    Mine was a case of crack off the injector unions to bleed the air out

    Out of interest, did your filter smell of dog kaka? I did one for a friends CDTI and it reeked of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDerv View Post
    At least your bleeding procedure only consists of turning the ignition on and off a few times lol
    Was strange. Started immediately when first fired up. Revved a couple of times then left running for 20 minutes while I put all my tools away.

    Stopped it, then 5 minutes later, it took 3 x 20 seconds cranks to fire up. Now it starts quicker than it ever has done though

    Not sure what it smelt of, wasn't nice though!!

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    How do the filters come off? I done a service on mine 2 months ago but couldn't get it out of the plastic cage thingy. I got a 2004 2.0t Siggy. Cheers peeps

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    The casing should pull straight out of the metal crashbox, but i found it's easier to give the casing a wiggle as you pull it upwards. From there, the filter can be removed easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beardy View Post
    How do the filters come off? I done a service on mine 2 months ago but couldn't get it out of the plastic cage thingy. I got a 2004 2.0t Siggy. Cheers peeps
    Disconnect the 2 fuel lines and then slide it out of the rubber holder. There is a clip to push back so that it'll slide out

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    Cheers John, I didn't want to disconnect the fuel hoses in case I couldn't get it out and waste a load of fuel. Ill do it next weekend.

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