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Old 10-29-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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fuel filter change (Diesel)

Hi,
Can anyone advise me about a fuel filter change on a ford focus diesel 2002.
The filter sits in an ideal position to change it in the engine bay but I have heard that the diesel is under pressure and if you disconnect the pipes air can get in the system and the car will not start... There is also something in the workshop manual about releasing the pressure before starting to change the filter.
Any advice on this would be appreciated.
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NB I know about filling the new filter with diesel before reconnecting the pipes.


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Old 10-29-2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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Changing the fuel filter will not affect the fuel system. After changing the filter, let the fuel pump build the pressure for about a minute. Then start the engine. If there is any air to purge out of the system, it will do so after the engine starts. You will be able to tell because of the white exhaust - that is the air purging from the system. When the exhaust clears, it will be ready to drive.
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Whitefox,
Thanks for your help, will have a go at this over the weekend.
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There is a bleeder vavle on top of your filter, and whitefox nailed it.
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You are quite welcome. I had an F350 SuperDuty Supercab 4x4 8ft bed with the 6.0l power stroke diesel with auto trans. The fuel system on that was self priming, as is most all newer diesels. Even though the fuel system is pressurized, there is not much pressure on the system when the engine is not running. The high pressure is generated through the oil pressure (did not do the research to get a good explanation on this) and the fuel pressure at the injector is very high.
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