fuel filter replacement

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  1. redsalsa

    redsalsa New Member

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    it is recommended on the 2010 jetta TDI to run both pumps 3 times for 1 minute. how long are you supposed to wait between run intrevals
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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    The service manual doesn't say. FYI, I personally think filling the fuel filter is the most important step in the process so make sure to do that or else pump priming isn't as effective.
  3. whiplash willy

    whiplash willy New Member

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    So you have to fill the housing with clean diesel, and prime as well? I thought u didn't need to fill the filter housing if you primed.

    If you do have to fill the housing, what are you guys using to store and dispense the clean diesel fuel from?
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  4. ERE

    ERE New Member

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    I keep a quart of fresh diesel in a squeeze bottle and I use that. Most of the time I use the bottle to make up small bottles of XPD fuel additive which I mix with about 50% clean fuel so that it pours more easily from the small chain saw lubricant bottles I store it in until I use it. I also keep two 5 gal cans of diesel because I have two diesel tractors. It wouldn't cost much to buy and fill a 1 gal gas can of diesel fuel which is probably a better solution if you don't need diesel for anything else.

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