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Fuel filter priming

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by t121anf, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. t121anf

    t121anf Newbie

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    Can anyone recommend a cheap tool to prime the fuel filter after changing?

    I don't want to go the VCDS route due to the cost, can any of the android apps do this when paired with a bluetooth dongle?
     
  2. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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  3. t121anf

    t121anf Newbie

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    I've come across that however it doesn't express say it so I haven't taken the plunge.
     
  4. R3k1355

    R3k1355 Senior Member

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    Don't alot of people just fill the fill the new filter to the brim and use the starter?
     
  5. t121anf

    t121anf Newbie

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    They do, but another lot,of people say it’ll kill the hpfp.
     
  6. R3k1355

    R3k1355 Senior Member

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    Yet you don't hear about all of them dead pumps????
     
  7. t121anf

    t121anf Newbie

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    That is true.
     
  8. fozzybear

    fozzybear middle aged speed freak

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    If petrol fit and then turn on ignition but don't start straight away,should hear pump purge...when finished turn over...should start straight away....as for diesels.i would imagine the same ...don,t quote me on diesel but petrol is definitely correct as done every 2nd service...as not expensive to do....some leave for 30.000 to 40.000 miles check in service book
     
  9. t121anf

    t121anf Newbie

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    Diesel, and it needs priming via obd due to the hpfp system.
     
  10. fozzybear

    fozzybear middle aged speed freak

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    No worries....another reason not to buy a diesel......lol...hope you get sorted..

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  11. linfordfr

    linfordfr nardo grey

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    i change my fuel filter everytime i change the oil. Never done anything apart from start it up afterwards to check lol. Im guessing im some rebel after seeing this
     
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  12. fozzybear

    fozzybear middle aged speed freak

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    Lol you rebel....onc every 2nd oil change is ample...save some pennies....i,ve known people change after way longer but start to loose power when filter gets clogged....lol we,re all rebels...

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