Courier Van - 00 1.8TDDi bleeding the fuel system - huntish
Hi I want to fit a new fuel filter but it has no primer on the filter how do you prime the fuel system

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 01/05/2009 at 11:11

00 1.8 TDDI bleeding the fuel system - quizman
I think you have to fill the filter with diesel before fitting the pipes. A stupid idea IMO.
00 1.8 TDDI bleeding the fuel system - jc2
IIRC a dealer would use a vacuum gun to suck fuel up to the pump.

Edited by jc2 on 29/04/2009 at 18:48

00 1.8 TDDI bleeding the fuel system - eastenddoy
just fit the filter and start the motor it self bleeds as it has a ele pump
00 1.8 TDDI bleeding the fuel system - huntish
Hi whats a ele pump
00 1.8 TDDI bleeding the fuel system - Dynamic Dave
ele = electric.

I do wish people would refrain from using 'txt' talk on this forum.

DD.
00 1.8 TDDI bleeding the fuel system - quizman
If the TDDI is the same as my now departed TDCI you MUST fill the filter with diesel, because it is not self priming.
I know this to my cost because I asked my local garage to change the diesel filter when I was having an MOT. The idiot mechanic did not fill the filter and spent an hour trying to start it with easy start stuff. The battery went flat and he used jump leads. Still it wouldn't start so he towed it for about a mile before it fired up.
Shortly after the DMF went kaput.

So if it is the same as a TDCI you must fill the filter before you try to start it.
 

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