X250 diesel fuel filter replacing in pictures PART II

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  1. Techno

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    Diesel fuel filter replacement on X250

    The housing postioned in the essential tool mounted gently in a vice
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    The securing ring removed anticlockwise with half inch drive ratchet.
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    Housing cap now lifted off
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    Filter rotate and pull to remove
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    New filter insert and rotate anticlockwise
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    Seal shown hanging
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    Position seal
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    Replace top cap with respect to correct position of inlet outlet, taking a photo or marking postion before dismantling is a good idea
    refit securing ring and assembly tool and tighten to 30nm

    Tool document
    http://www.partinfo.co.uk/files/ADK85502.pdf

    Can be sourced for sub £18 delivered

    It is inconceivable that the housing can be damaged and leak if this tool is used.
     
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    Thanks for a very informative post. I always do my own service but have not tackled the 2.3 250 yet.I see that the whole unit has to be removed from van (new one on me ) is that easy? To dark outside to look tonight but will investigate tomorrow
     
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    Would love to know where you got it at that price?
     
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  5. Techno

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    Look up
     
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    After Fiat alleged Professional service left me twice with leaking filters (both times it was ok and then leaked like a sieve when the engine was hot and was restarted after a few minutes) I got the filter housing tool off eBay for about £17 and used correctly not had a problem since.

    The first time, RAC advised that the wrong O ring had been used. The whole unit has to come off - easy to disconnect - by un bolting it.:thumb:

    Thanks for putting the pictures up
     
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    :Doh: I didn't know that :thumb:
     
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    Well done.............As someone who has suffered from a cracked /failed filter
    I know what a swine this can be if it fails.

    I asked my local fiat specialist if they had a proper tool and the guy said we are experienced we don't need one.

    I have told him .......never to touch it ...as I had a new one put on after the old one split.

    So how often should this filter be changed ?

    barry
     
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    The copy of a Fiat 250 service schedule that I have indicates 25/28k depending on which engine and marked as EVERY SERVICE however most motorhomes take three or four years to do that mileage.
    I am only doing mine now because despite having receipts for work done from the previous owner I cant be sure the garages ever did change it especialliy as it hasn't leaked :Rofl1:
     
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    I wish I could edit my posts instead of adding stuff later :Doh: it's so out of sync for reference.
    I would have said that the normal price you will be charged for a filter element is £40 to £50 including VAT plus labour :cry:
    So buying your own filter for region £22 and the tool region £18 and your own labour FREE is a no brainer.
    Now obviously this is not for everyone, each to their own and their wallet.
    A good reputable mechanic is worth his weight in gold! if you've got one and happy that's great :thumb:
     
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    Future son in law does mine :thumb:
     
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    Don't be frightened to tell him to shape up or else ! :Laughing:
     
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    Emergency fix

    Having experienced a leaking fuel filter while in Germany, I was lucky i had just arrived on a camp site and was able to source and fit a new filter.
    So i now carry a short piece of rubber tube and two jubilee clips and in an emergency i can by pass the filter to keep going to garage



    Eric:thumb:
     
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    I have a complete filter and housing spare :Cool:
     
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    I carry a spare filter, but i,m not rich enough to have a spare housing.


    Eric :Smile:
     
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    PART I coming later this evening :thumb:
     
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    Try and get your editing right first time, there may even be a tool for that to
    Nothing worse than having to do a job twice, ask any Mechanic who's done a fiat Fuel Filter:RollEyes: :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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