fuel filter !!!!***

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  1. mick noe

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    Just had a nice few days in Yorkshire (thanks to all that gave us ideas for places to go) on arrival on site diesel peeing out from filter! Just cannot work out this common problem. Last year I changed the filter using details from techno's post... no problems.. then around 5000 miles later starts to leak. fortunately had the special tool required for tightening (breakdown garage did not ) so undid it, greased threads and rubber gasket, torqued up to 30nm using breakdown companys equipment refitted no leak............but for how long!
    I will now be taking techno's advice and keeping complete filter housing as spare onboard
     
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    at under £60 its a good insurance. just remember to fit a new filter to the old housing and store in the van in a ziplock bag. only takes a couple of minutes to change at the roadside
     
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    ordered new housing thanks for replies any idea what happens with these housings? A possible theory would be I notice that when tightening the last bit it sort of goes in clicks and jumps could it be the threads its tightening up on not the rubber seal?
     
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    In my mind it needs to be as tight as it can go without damaging the housing. 30nm is arbitrary as the tool will distort rather than let you go beyond what is possible.
    Mine made a cracking noise twice before reaching the full torque.

    When I replaced Sean's the other week the leaking one I took off took another 1/8th of a turn before it was correctly tightened.
     
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    I ground to a halt today (on a busy junction in Perth) from which a nice passing low loader towed me.. AA guy turned up quickly and sorted it fast. Puzzled why it was pouring out fuel because he couldn't see anything obvious. I'm getting it checked over by a commercial vehicle mechanic tomorrow. Are they just rubbish parts?

    What precautions would your collective wisdom suggest the not very competent mechanic takes for this comon fault? I don't have the payload, budget or competence to carry all the bits that seem to go bang.

    Dave
     
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    Safest way is to never have the filter serviced but rather fit a complete new unit instead.
     
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    Filter service intervals are 28k miles for 2.3 & 3.0 litre
    I've never seen or heard of a leak that has occured until after a service.
    It is probably cheaper at ebay prices to buy and fit a whole unit rather than pay a garage to replace the element and risk a leak later.
     
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    I think your right just fit new unit (keep old one for emergency) . For me change oil /oil filter and air filter every year regardless of mileage and fuel filter every 2 or 3 years so not a high cost for whole unit overall.
     
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    Is this only relevant to the X250 chassis? I have 2006 X244 Peugeot Boxer based MH. I did try to change the fuel filter when I did an oil change but it's buried behind the air filter box and I couldn't access it.
     
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    X244 has a cannister not like X250
     
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