Monday, March 25, 2019

Keeping it clean.

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So this is write up of how I changed my fuel filter on my 2009 Skoda Superb Mk2 2.0TDI CR 170

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1). Things you need:

A replacement filter.

A Can of new diesel fuel.

Torq drivers T20

A flat Blade Screw Driver.

Kitchen Towel.

Suction hose, to a bucket or similar.

Open the bonnet, the fuel filter is located at the bottom left of the picture.

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2). It has 5 screws to remove.

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3). They are of the Torqs type.

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4). The screws should not be tight, so a set like this should be fine for the work.

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5). T20 is the correct size.

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6). Spray them with penetration fluid.

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7). Undo the first one.

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8). undo the second one.

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9). Undo the third one.

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10). undo the forth one

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11). Then I came across one that had seized in and needed a better tool for the job. undo the fifth one.

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12). Using a flat bladed screw driver, place the blade in the lifting slot and open slightly.

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13). Release the hoses so there is sufficient movement.

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14). Remove the top.

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15). using the screw driver remove the filter.

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16). This is it removed. Place in a plastic bag or similar and then dispose of.

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17). Look inside.

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18). The old fuel and bits need to be sucked out, along with any water that may be in there.

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19). Using a suction hose suck the fuel and bits out into a bucket.

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20). Get new filter ready.

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21). Remove the old o-ring from the head.

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22). Gently pull it off and out the grove.

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23). And remove.

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24). Clean the head up with paper towel.

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25). Fit new O-ring – which will have come with the new filter.

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26). Insert filter with the top upwards. The top has the hole in it.

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27). Put paper towel around the filter hosing body.

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28). Ge the clean new diesel fuel ready.

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29). Fill the housing with fresh diesel fuel.

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30). Gently place the head one the housing, there will be fuel spillage hence the paper towelling. Put first screw in and finger tighten.

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31) Put all the screw in finger tight and then tighten to 7Nm. It does not need to be overly tight.

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32). Put the hose back in position.

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33). Clean any spilled fuel.

34). Start the engine. It may cut out. If so restart it again to bleed and air out.

35). Done – pack away.

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