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    hello, read on this forum sumwer that its advised to bleed water from deisel filter once a fortnight..? is that true? and why is there water in the deisel filter???

    also how do you do this and where is the deisel filter located on my 2002 2.0ltr Dti elegance


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    I don't know specifically about the Vectra but I know some Diesels such as Landrovers, and Trucks have a primary filter usually near the fuel tank which seperates any water out of the system.

    This is then followed by the secondary filter which then filters the crap out of the fuel before it hits the injectors etc.

    I presume it has one somewhere.. but it could be old technology now, so I don't know for definate. You would know if it was full as the car wouldnt want to start lol

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    Filter is the bit i've circled.... doesn't need done that often i done mine a cpl of times this year....


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    Quote Originally Posted by luke4487 View Post
    I don't know specifically about the Vectra but I know some Diesels such as Landrovers, and Trucks have a primary filter usually near the fuel tank which seperates any water out of the system.

    This is then followed by the secondary filter which then filters the crap out of the fuel before it hits the injectors etc.

    I presume it has one somewhere.. but it could be old technology now, so I don't know for definate. You would know if it was full as the car wouldnt want to start lol


    thanks
    it does take its time to start on a morning but it does start, maybe cold weather, if any1 knows where the fuel filter is on my engine please let me know as i would like to get it bleeded, dont want any water freezing in the filter

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Filter is the bit i've circled.... doesn't need done that often i done mine a cpl of times this year....


    cheers for that m8 il gne give it a bleed now

    cheers

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    Didn't know you could bleed them ?

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    Water gets into petrol or diesel from the air drawn into the fuel tank as the fuel is used - the moisture in this air condenses on the walls of the tank and gets mixed with the fuel next top-up. Steel tanks are much worse than plastic ones.

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    I'm sure there's no way to bleed them as there's no pump,only way is to replace filter isnt it

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    On most water / fuel separators there is a drain on the bottom of the enclosure. There was one on my old Vec B 2.0 DTi and my wifes current Mazda 6 diesel.

    Simply undo the drain and drain out about a cup full, you will know if it is diesel or water by the smell. Any water, being heavier than diesel, will come out first. Then retighten the drain screw, and start the car...

    Drain interval is approx yearly. I'm not sure if there is a WIF (water in fuel) sensor on Vec C

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    The primary filter is called a sedimenter I think. Somehow it works so that fuel flows straight through, but water gets led out of the filter into a collector cup in the casing. Then you bleed it from a hand scew wing nut thing underneath.

    I know the army kit has them, but as for a Vectra.. I am not sure. I think thats the only way to bleed the water out, and its in the low pressure part of the system.

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