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Fuel filter priming?
Hello all
Hope anyone can help, just serviced my van having changed the fuel filter also. I did read instructions to prime before starting, I did this and all was ok. Next morning had to prime again to get it going, same again today, it started then cut out. Have I not fully primed somehow? Thanks
Make sure you've got the lid on the fuel fitter housing correctly, it could be losing pressure there.
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
Thanks for reply, I thought it was a sealed unit? Where can I check this?
Where you opened it to take the old filter out and replace it with the new one. Did you make sure the rubber o-ring was back in correctly? Had to fiddle with my one yesterday to get a snug fit when closing the top again...

As for priming you should pump it until you feel strong resistance in the button.
I changed my fuel filter & housing completely as on my 2008/58 reg it is a sealed unit with fuel in, fuel out and drain off pipe at the bottom.

My priming tube is a little awkward to access but I kept squeezing until I heard fuel begin to return out??
I see.

Look in your handbook (if you have one :S), think it says something about pressing the accelerator with the ignition on to bleed the air out of the system. Just like a land rover. This can take a few attempts if a lot of air has been drawn in. Failing this you may need to bleed the air out yourself Sad
Thanks murdo2520, ill look tomorrow.
If it's a 1.6 HDI it is a sealed unit.
Takes loads of priming till the rubber bulb goes firm.
Did mine last year and took perhaps 5 mins of priming and ran fine first time. :thumbsup:

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