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Hi All,

I'm planning to change my fuel filter (i40 Tourer Diesel). From having a quick look, it seems the filter is buried behind the battery. Seems like an awkward place to get at. Has anyone changed the filter themselves and do you have any tips? I assume the battery needs to come out?

Also, does the fuel pump automatically fill the new filter (via ignition) once changed or is there anything else need to look out for?

Any help would be great.

Thanks,

DC

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Iv done this a few times now. I find it’s so much easier removing everything around it.

battery, ecu , bracket that ecu sits on as well. 

There’s a pump that sits at the top of the filter housing , it’s round & aliminium.

youll need to pump that around 20 times once replaced.

 

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34 minutes ago, Westkent said:

Iv done this a few times now. I find it’s so much easier removing everything around it.

battery, ecu , bracket that ecu sits on as well. 

There’s a pump that sits at the top of the filter housing , it’s round & aliminium.

youll need to pump that around 20 times once replaced.

 

Thanks a lot Westkent,I'll give it a shot.

I haven't disconnected the battery recently. Does the disconnect reset the stored radio stations and settings on the satnav or are the settings held?

Thanks,

DC

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The only thing that resets on mine is the mpg etc data .

you may want to bare in mind an earlier post concerning the fuel filter.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Westkent said:

The only thing that resets on mine is the mpg etc data .

you may want to bare in mind an earlier post concerning the fuel filter.

 

 

Thank you sir, is this a straight forward job?

DC

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