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    Hi, i am wanting to change the fuel filter on my Vec C 04 plate, i realise the filter is in the engine bay at the back but can anyone give me any advice on how to change it.

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    engine is a CDTI 150...

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    yep, different types dependant on the engine fitted....

    petrol ones are under the car by the rear drivers wheel... 2 clips to remove and it'll push out.

    DTi engines and 3 ltr CDTi's.. one central torx screw to undo ( don't forget to change the seal on the screw) and take the lid off... change the seal and swap the filter.. top up to overfull with diesel injector cleaner... hold lid down tight and fill the filter housing to overflowing via the screwhole in the cap...replace the screw and nip it up tight, restart the engine.. it should fire straight up, but if it doesn't then reprime it via the screw hole..

    the CDTi's use a screwtop canister.. the screw clamp is very tight and needs big grips to undo it.. pull up the canister and remove the wiring plug. remove the two lines... take the canister to the bench.. i use a vice to gently hold the body while using some 18" grips to undo the ring.. replace the filter and the seal.. replace the lid after priming as much as you can with injector cleaner.. let it soak it right up and fill as high as you can.. replace the lid and do the screw clip up to a firm nip.. reinstall into the car. replace fuel lines and wiring.. the car should fire up and bleed itself..

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    lol, just spotted your engine type after i posted..

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    Cheers for the reply, thats great.

    Which injector cleaner should i use, could i just fill it back up with diesel?

    also could this be done without removing the canister? as i have air powered vice grips that i could hold the body then unscrew the top?

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    Do i clamp the lines also?

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    you can't clamp the lines.. they're too hard..hence the need to prime..

    you could fill it up with neat DERV , but it's a very good way to get injector cleaner into the system. I'd avoid air tools as the cannister is liable to snap, and thats not what you want ...

    i use whatever injector cleaner is to hand.. i'm not brand fussy at all.. if it's on the workshop shelf.... in it goes..

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