Failed deisel Filter....expensive !!!

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  1. beachcaster

    beachcaster Read Only Funster

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    Has anyone had their deisel filter fail on them on thier Fiat...mine is a 2009 3 litre ? Happened to me last week when we were at Black Knowl CC site in the new forest.

    Made a bit of a mess of the sevice road but the wardens were very good and helpful as were the AA....who came out fast and got a new filter and fitted it in 48 hours.

    it was the opinion of the AA man and an expert fiat motorhome man staying there...that it failed almost certianly due to being fitted incorrectly at the last service.

    Special tools are needed to hold the filter in a vice and to torque the lid to the specified level. I was told doing it up "tight" was not good enough and it would fail if not done as specced.

    Anyone else suffered this ???..at £218 for a new filter its worth knowing its an issue.

    barry
     
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    Yes, ours went on the way to Spain in 2011.

    Its a 2008 2.3 multi jet.

    The Spaniards on site were going ape about the diesel spraying out.

    A chap from a local Fiat dealer came out to fix it. I think it cost about 150 euros plus a tip for the mechanic who was really helpful and fitted us in on 2 consecutive evenings after work.

    It had actually gone wrong half way through France but I thought the trail of liquid was from the air conditioning as I inspected it during fag breaks:Doh:
     
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    Fuel filter

    Our's went 2 weeks ago, all correctly fitted, suddenly started to leak from the securing ring which was tight, fitted a new filter and sealing ring, all OK now.
    PS Raining in the Mosel valley today.!!
     
  4. beachcaster

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    Did you use a new runner sealing ring? and did you torque it up as specced.
    I'm told if you dont use the special cradle and tool which fits over the top to grip it the body distorts.

    Made of plastic ? its mad !
    Wht they dont have a fully replaceable unit that just slots in and out like many oil filters I dont know ??

    barry

    and its raining here in sussex too :)
     
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    Not enough profit if its easy to change

    It's persisting here in tilbury Essex as well
    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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