Ducato X250 Fuel Filter Help wanted.

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  1. PeteH

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    Just had the Front wheels off (X250) to check and service a possible sticking Calliper. I noted what appears to be diesel on the lower surfaces and the source seems to be the filter housing. What exactly is the issue?, do the housings crack? or is it seal leakage. The leak SEEMS to be coming from the top of the locking ring. (hard to see in poor light).

    I have read the Post by Teckno, but the link to the second part appears to have been removed?. (which I assume is the use of the "tool").

    Any one have information.?

    At the moment it is only a slight weep but in light of the fact that we are looking at going "down South" later this Month, I could do to get it sorted.

    Pete
     
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    Usually the o ring. When replaced they need to be torqued up using the required tool. They usually fail if incorrectly torqued with a wrench. I now carry a spare complete assembly available from Coastal Motoromes via e bay. &£80 00 ish. Lot cheaper than a call out!
     
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    I thought the plastic bodies were prone to cracking if the incorrect tool was used to replace the cartridge?
     
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    When mine was replace, using the correct tool etc. All was well for over a thousand miles. Then it started a small weep. Close inspection revealed it was NOT from the filter o ring but from the seal of the fuel pipe into the housing.
    I didn't bother trying to solve it & replaced the complete housing instead.
     
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    @PeteH The complete housing with filter can be sourced for around £80 on ebay, genuine part so no special tools required. Takes about 30 mins to an hour to swap it out. Dealer part is around £200, no brainer in my view! The only tricky bit, that I got scuffed fingers from was getting the blinking plug off of the top, other than that, it was easy.
     
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    Just buy the complete housing from eBay, a simple fit. They always leak after changing the filter. As the service intervals are 28,000 miles (!) it shouldn't need changing that often.
     
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    Got a line on One, just waiting for the "Store" to open!. I want to double check the Fitment before I order, but it looks right.
     
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    Do yo mean on line or in line?
    If it's not got the proper sensors on the EML will come on.
     
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    fit a new one, carry a spare one:), you know it makes sense (y)
     
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    Hi, I had to replace mine about a month ago, I had to buy from the dealers ouch. it is so easy to do took about 5 mins in a pub car park. I am going to carry a spare from ebay from now on. The pipes clip off and on and the electric connectors do the same. The only tool required was a small screwdriver to prise off the clip holding the bottom electric connector. It really is a very simple job to do but also very annoying as it is very expensive for what it is.
     
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    No tools are required. The correct way to release the bottom connector is to depress the spring so
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    wished I had known that last month. Still it was easy. 5 minuets from starting to drinking beer.:cool:
     
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    Contrary to popular belief they don't all leak. I serviced mine Feb 2014 and all is still good.
    I do of course carry a spare, it would be foolish not to (y)
     
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    Thanks Techno. Was the right item. arrived 1pm. Took around 20 min from start to finish.(y)(y)(y)(y)

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    Well done Pete
    Carry a spare (y)
     
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    In that regard, I am considering obtaining the "Fitting tool" and dismantling the old one to see just what the issue was. The leak appeared to be from where the ring and seal are at the top which may just have been a degraded sealing ring?. In which case a new filter element and a seal could be all that is needed?

    Pete
     
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