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Old 03-02-12, 01:28 PM   #1
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I cannot undo my fuel filter on my 2.0 hdi, i am turning it anti- clockwise but its on so tight its starting to damage the plastic nut. Please help.
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Our David had the same on a KIA, gave up and took it to an indy. They had it in a vice with a large wrench and it was a pig to undo. What im saying is it might need to come out the same for heavier tools to get at.



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Mine too was a pain to get open, but perseverance paid off in the end. Try giving it a little at a time, if you know what I mean, rather than a constant force. Might help to press down at the same time too. Are you using a spanner, or a 27mm socket? Socket probably best

When you do get it open, smear a little oil on to the threads before doing it back up - it might help next time you need to change it
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Mine too was a pain to get open, but perseverance paid off in the end. Try giving it a little at a time, if you know what I mean, rather than a constant force. Might help to press down at the same time too. Are you using a spanner, or a 27mm socket? Socket probably best

When you do get it open, smear a little oil on to the threads before doing it back up - it might help next time you need to change it
also its feckin cold so the plastic's gonna be more brittle. watch you dont break it !!
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Mine too was a pain to get open, but perseverance paid off in the end. Try giving it a little at a time, if you know what I mean, rather than a constant force. Might help to press down at the same time too. Are you using a spanner, or a 27mm socket? Socket probably best

When you do get it open, smear a little oil on to the threads before doing it back up - it might help next time you need to change it
I was using a 27mm socket but it was starting to damage the head so i used a large 27mm spanner but no joy with that and it seemed a slightly loose fit. I have gone and brought a large 26mm spanner , so i will try that in the morning. I think its such a bad idea having a plastic top, i am just worried that its going to break trying to get it off.
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it has been mentioned before to remove the housing and clamp it in a vice to get better purchase on everything, never had to do this myself but sure others have. The housing shouldnt be too pricey tho...i'll check prices in a bit
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I guess they get that tight by folks who don't understand what they are doing properly. My bottom joint one side took all my strength to undo those E bolts and using a 2 ft lever.
Thats one good point in favour of the 1.6 then the fuel filter being throw away fit new.




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it has been mentioned before to remove the housing and clamp it in a vice to get better purchase on everything, never had to do this myself but sure others have. The housing shouldnt be too pricey tho...i'll check prices in a bit
Think its near on 50 for the housing off flea bay, will try with the 26mm spanner tomorrow if no joy will see whats involved to remove the housing.
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They are 66.61 incl. VAT from Peugeot - that is the filter body and filter itself... but, with a bit of luck it won't come to that
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Just looked at prices, so the 2.0 ltr filter is half the price of the 1.6 unless you need to buy the housing too. Didnt realise it was a plastic housing we were looking at. Still must be easier to get success if it can be put on a bench. How about pouring hot water over it before using the spanners




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