821i fuel filter

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  1. Wyaye wires

    Wyaye wires

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    Has anyone got any information on the best way to access the fuel filter on an Elegance 821i please? :Smile:
     
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    This is not a lot of help and I have no experience of the Burstner A-class. However, about a year ago I was at the establishment of a respected Funster-Trader (accessories rather than vehicle servicing) having some work done and chatting to one of the team about relative merits of older versus newer motorhomes. At one stage he pointed to a newish Burstner A-class in their car park and offered the opinion that it had been designed with little thought for basic servicing. His comment was along the lines of "It is a devil of a job to reach the oil filler, never mind having to change filters or carry out any more serious work".

    So, whilst this doesn't solve your problem, you have the comfort of knowing that you are not alone. Hopefully a Burtner owner will be along shortly with the answer, meanwhile - good luck :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Jean Luc. We had it serviced by our local mechanic and he just couldn't get to the fuel filter. He managed everything else though. I have a feeling that the way in will be to remove dashboard panels and access it through the top. :Eeek:
     
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    Well at least that is easier than dropping the engine out! :Doh:
     
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    Yes I did do but we have a 3.0 litre motor.
     
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    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    So have I - exactly the same filter for the 3.0 litre. A bit awkward on a coach built but a nightmare on an A class
     
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    You need to remove the Bonnet unfortunatly.

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    an angle grinder or oxy aceteline will work to make it easier to reach
     
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    It should be tucked up in the back/top right hand corner on the bulk head. I imagine on an A class it way back under the dash.
    What year is your 'van?
     
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    The guy that looks after mine said the fuel filter is a real bitch to get to but is possible. And that's why I take it to him because although it's a bitch to do I know it gets done.
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    You simply need arms like an urang utan. It is very difficult but not impossible unless you have reach limited upper body appendages.

    D.
     
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