BlueHDI fuel filter

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mrscactus
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BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by mrscactus » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:03 am

Picked up a new filter off ebay for the grand total of £3.17 including p&p :lol:
Anybody got any advice regarding removing the pipes and fitting the new one?

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Re: BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by JohnYoung » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:11 pm

I haven't done it on the Cactus myself but a video off youtube may help. Not for the catcus but should be similar




https://youtu.be/sVDS0pCGnDg
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Re: BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by minimike » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:06 pm

Sorry to resurrect an old thread. Has anyone got any tips for this yet. I've done one on the 1.6 HDi engine in my old DS3 but that was a metal filter where as the BlueHdi unit seems to have just a new paper element to replace?

Any tips/advice much appreciated, I can't seem to find any video how too's specific to BlueHdi.

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Re: BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by mrscactus » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:12 pm

see those 2 bolts at the back? remove them and the metal bracket or else you end up damaging the end of the connector as you unscrew the top :x
the 2 pipes come off pretty easy...if it won't come out you've not pressed the release thingies in enough...I think I swore at it for about 5 minutes before I eventually sussed it out ;)

edit:to say bolts not nuts! :lol:

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Re: BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by minimike » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:22 pm

So it's as easy as removing the connectors, then the bolts you mention and unscrewing the lid?

Then replace the element and bleed?

I hope so.....the HDi was a bit of a bugger as it was easy to snap off a vital internal piece of plastic (speaking from experience :lol: )

Thanks for your reply BTW.

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Re: BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by minimike » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:11 pm

I did this today along with the oil and filter, air filter and cabin filters. It is pretty straight forward. Definitely an improvement on the EHdi fuel filter that was on my DS3 and much easier and cheaper to change.

You don't even need to bleed the fuel through at the end. My filter was pretty dirty at 37k too.

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Re: BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by goathorn » Sun May 05, 2019 10:35 pm

Here we have a great guideline - even if it concerns Ford - but this is really the same:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toU7b0vpIlQ

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Re: BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by CakeEater » Tue May 07, 2019 3:57 pm

Don't forget to prime the filter with fuel before trying to start engine, right?

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Re: BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by minimike » Wed May 15, 2019 9:03 pm

You don't actually lose any fuel as you just lift the old one out and drop the new in.

Mine started up fine without any sort of bleeding.

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Re: BlueHDI fuel filter

Post by wrootrhino » Thu May 23, 2019 11:11 pm

Hello, does anyone know how to undo the clip on the right hand fuel hose shown in the picture at the beginning of the forum? Is the clip available separately

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