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 Post subject: Fuel Filter Installation
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:00 pm 
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Hi,

I'd like to change my fule filter over in the AUII. I dont think it's been done in a very long time.

I have the filter . is it a difficult job?

I have two manuals and both are not straight forward.

If any one has done this before could you let me know what is required and in order of sequence thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter Installation
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:03 pm 
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bondy99 wrote:
Hi,

I'd like to change my fule filter over in the AUII. I dont think it's been done in a very long time.

I have the filter . is it a difficult job?

I have two manuals and both are not straight forward.

If any one has done this before could you let me know what is required and in order of sequence thanks.

Cheers

hmmmmmmmm,although it looks easy,you need good spanners that fit with no play and a gorrilla to swing on them,they are very tight.it only flows 1 way and is marked on the casing,the same to tighten them up so it doesnt leak.if the threads get damaged its a real pain in the ar*e.1 job i think a mechanic might be the go and still cheap.some filters are good and some are rubbish with the fittings,the mechanic will know.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter Installation
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:01 am 
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Hello Hans,

Yes, I did have a look at the connections, I do have special flared spanners for those nuts, I use a similar spanner when I bleed my brakes, it grips the valve and wil not burr or slip.

I might get a mechanic to this one I think, not too keen to get fuel over me, at least they can put it up on a hoist and they can use ample strength to crack it open and seal up again.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter Installation
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:05 am 
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it is an easy task. I did it on the side of the road with the passenger side of the car on the kerb.

It is a good idea to unplug the fuel pump and then start the car. This will remove any high pressure fuel left in the system. Then all you have to do is remove the old filter and replace with the new one making sure it faces the right way and the nuts are nice and tight...if there are any o-rings supplied...I'd say use them as well, however OEM parts don't use an O-ring as far as I'm concerned.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter Installation
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:15 am 
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Hello Phongus,

Yeah it does look simple enough to do, never done previously.

Where abouts do you unplug the fuel pump from?

When the pump is replugged and the fuel filter fully connected, is there anything else that needs to be done?

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter Installation
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:27 am 
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bondy99 wrote:
Hello Phongus,

Yeah it does look simple enough to do, never done previously.

Where abouts do you unplug the fuel pump from?

When the pump is replugged and the fuel filter fully connected, is there anything else that needs to be done?

Thanks


You can either remove the fuel pump relay (not sure where that is located in the AU sorry) or just unplug the wires from the fuel pump. Now I'm not 100% sure, but in the E-series you can gain access to the fuel pump via an access hole in the boot...pretty sure the AUs were the same. If not...someone may enlighten on that.

Nothing else needs doing after the filter is changed. It may take a split second longer to prime the line up when you turn the key to "ON", but nothing you'd notice.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Filter Installation
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:21 am 
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Phongus,

Thanks mate, too easy, yep the fuel pump is situated in the boot of an AU. I'll see if I can locate the relay for this fuel pump, if I cant locate it, Ill disconnect the wires going to the fuel pump.

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