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Old 18th-January-2008, 15:29
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Default Changing TD4 fuel filter (later type)

I have read many questions regarding the later type fuel filter so I thought I would add to it with my findings.

First its located in front of the rear RH wheel (sitting in the seat) its sort of in the wheel arch but under the car.
The filter and pump are mounted to a plastic tray which is bolted to the chassis using 2x 10mm headed bolts. remove these, but to do so its easy to lay on the ground and crawl under the car.
The next trick i learnt was to remove the rear RH wheel this then allows access to the inner wing plastic cover.
Facing you are two plastic push button clips which hold said cover in place I removed these and pulled back plastic cover this allowed room to put my hand in and remove the fuel pipes.
(I removed 2x fuel pipes (1x from tank and 1x out of filter) which have quick release clips and the electrical conection to the fuel pump this then released the whole unit as one lump.
once on the bench the inlet pipe to the filter was easier to reach and filter was a breeze to change.

Pepe tip---- removing fuel pipe clips is easy if you make a tool, 1x pair long nose pliers + masking tape a small piece of wood to each nose, you can then use this end to sqeeze the clips in and release the pipe.

Piece of cake !!
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Old 18th-January-2008, 16:57
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Default Re: Changing TD4 fuel filter (later type)

I seem to recall this was a barwsteward of a job - couldn't get the old filter out for love nor money - ended up resorting to violence - which worked but left me with some broken bits of plastic and a fuel filter that looked like it had just exploded.
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Old 18th-January-2008, 17:38
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Default Re: Changing TD4 fuel filter (later type)

Nice one Pepe. . . .ming recommends soaking it [filter in plastic shite cowling] in penetration fluid 24 hours afor you attempt to get it out er that stupid cowell, and on putting back the new filter smear it wiff anti seize paste ,so it ain't such a bitch next time yer replace it. . . .
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Old 18th-January-2008, 19:50
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Default Re: Changing TD4 fuel filter (later type)

I think we should all thank very much the Land Rover design engineer for coming up with that one!!! Damn day release school kids.............. :-))
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Old 18th-January-2008, 20:19
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I think we should all thank very much the Land Rover design engineer for coming up with that one!!! Damn day release school kids.............. :-))
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Old 19th-January-2008, 23:19
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if you remove the earth clip first buy pushing out with a flat head screwdriver then the fuel fitter will then fall out. I found this out the hard way............
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Old 22nd-January-2008, 00:57
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if you remove the earth clip first buy pushing out with a flat head screwdriver then the fuel fitter will then fall out. I found this out the hard way............
Didn't with mine - I found out the even harder way!!
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Old 22nd-January-2008, 20:03
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if you remove the earth clip first buy pushing out with a flat head screwdriver then the fuel fitter will then fall out. I found this out the hard way............
Your getting a fuel fitter to do your work? no wonder you have had a fall out !
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Old 2nd-March-2008, 12:57
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Default Re: Changing TD4 fuel filter (later type)

Hi all, Just spent over an hour trying to change my fuel filter on my TD4 04 plate. I removed the 2 10mm bolts and the plastic end cover with ease. What I cant seem to do is drop the filter any further than the suspension bar which goes to the wheel. I can get to the top clip but not the bottom one. I gave up as something would soon have broke if i had carried on. Is there any oter inline filters that I shold look for or is that it.

Help please!!
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Old 2nd-March-2008, 15:00
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Default Re: Changing TD4 fuel filter (later type)

1st have you taken the rear wheel off? its easy to see what to disconect with it removed.
2nd you don't need to remove the bottem fuel pipe until the whole lump is on the bench, looking from the wheel arch you should see 2x fuel hose conectors 1 to the top of the filter and the other which is a straight pipe connector, remove these, also you will see a multi plug (electric to fuel pump) this needs removing and on the side of the fuel filter itself is a spade connector which is an earth, remove this. (this could be what its hanging on)
once this lot has been removed and the 2x 10mm headed bolts are out the whole assembly should drop down.
Then do what you like with it May I suggest you look up the Land Rover design team and poke it right up his ............................
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