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Petrol in my diesel car



  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 6,398 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Irish Steve

    Hardly a big job either.

    Compared to some other diesel powered vehicles, the fuel filter on the Fluence is a PAIN!

    Front wheel off, remove front section of wheel arch liner, remove support/cover from filter, disconnect 2 fuel pipes from filter, carefully as the clips can break, then with equal care remove 2 sets of electrical connections, that gets it out of the vehicle. Remove Torx screw from pump, remove pump from filter, which can be "interesting" if it's tight, as too much pressure on the screw tang runs the risk of it breaking. Remove water trap sensor from bottom of filter, having first drained the contents into a suitable container.

    Fit pump and water sensor to new filter, making sure to choose the correct position for the pump screw, as the filter has 2 screw positions.

    Refit the new filter into the wing, and put it all back together. Pump for a while to prime the filter and get the air out of the system.

    And yes (in passing) it's not a cheap filter either, retail price is somewhere between €30 and €60 depending on which make/brand you go for.

    Shore, if it was easy, everybody would be doin it.😁

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,217 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde

    Filter will be fine, Not as if it's holding petrol now, a mile down the road and there will be diesel in the already blended fuel in filter.