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Fuel filter change on 1998 VW Polo Q?

Discussion in 'Other Car/Van Related Technical Information Required / Provided' started by Kev, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Kev

    Kev Technical Difficulties

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    I'm a know nothing on cars, but i was able to do this on my 2001 Astra. Was a pretty simple job (made easier with a guide from an astra forum)


    How do you go about it with the Polo? I assume it's essentially the same - - i just don't know where the relevant bits are.

    I'm not on about reciting the Haynes manual. I read that. Mentioned fuel pump relay or fuse removal. Then a bit which i wasn't quite sure about <-- regards depressurising, and then onto the filter removal and replacement, which seems pretty straight forward.

    So it's just the depressurising that i'm unsure about i guess.
     
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    Kev Technical Difficulties

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    This was a doddle when i did it on my Astra, which is the only time i've ever done it.

    The haynes confused me a bit though.

    With the Astra, i pressed the valve in in the engine bay until it stopped spitting out fuel
    Then went to where the filter is located, unscrewed the holding screw
    prized it out of the clips IIRC. Took the clips off the old, put them on the new
    Refitted the fuel lines to either end of the fuel filter & secured in with the screw
    Job done.



    According to the haynes, all i need to do with the Polo is take out the fuel pump fuse, but then i read on & not too sure what it's on about:

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    When you get to #5 on there


    Is that the same as (on the Astra) just disconnecting the fuel lines from either end of the filter then?

    So you just disconnect the lines, watch out for fuel spurting everywhere, take the old clips off, put them on the new filter, re-fit new filter connecting the lines to either end, secure the filter in & job done?
     
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    You got it ;)
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Technical Difficulties

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    Had a gander at it today.

    Not fully convinced i can do it without it breaking on me tbh.

    Saw the "push-in-clip-bits" on either end of the filters clamps/clips. Tried squeezing these to release the tension & that was hopeless. Then again, i needed screwdriver leverage when doing the Astra as that was tough also.

    But the condition of it all doesn't look too clever & as it's the g/f's car, not mine, i don't want to end up snapping/breaking something that doesn't look in the best of nick.

    So instead i said she should book it in with our local mechanic. Should only take him 15mins on a Saturday morning tops as we have the part already.

    should be about £10 for his time i guess
     

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