[V6-12v] B4 quattro Fuel Filter replacement and glad to be back!

Clive Young cyoung1661 at rogers.com
Thu Nov 20 13:54:24 EST 2003

A good bit of info on the fuel filter their. In addition I would recomend
starting your car and pull out the fuel pump fuse and wait till the car
stalls. This will release most of the pressure in the fuel line.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Crift" <timofej.crift at att.net>
To: <v6-12v at audifans.com>
Cc: "Quattro at Audifans. Com" <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 12:24 AM
Subject: [V6-12v] B4 quattro Fuel Filter replacement and glad to be back!

> For those of you who have peered underneath your B4 quattros and wondered
> how to get the fuel filter out to replace it, I have good news.  Its not
> bad as it looks. It is time consuming but not that difficult.  Here is
> I did.
> 1. Remove the passenger side wheel housing liner to provide access to the
> fuel tank mount bolt. Remove bolt on upper left side of wheelhousing. It
> be identified by the ground strap it holds in place. (This may not be
> necessary. You may want to skip this and see if you get enough clearance.)
> 2. There are 3 straps that support the right hand side of the fuel tank.
> Unbolt these from the body by removing the 13MM bolts (6).  No need to
> remove the straps from the tank.  You should be able to pull the front of
> the tank down far enough to gain access to the filter carrier.
> 3. At this point you can see the 6MM allen bolt on the filter strap
> the filter in.  It is probably rusted.  Use some penetrating oil on it and
> remove it.  I had a 5MM allen key that is shortened so it could fit in
> easily to get at the bolt.  It took a while but it came out.  (per Huw's
> advice, replace with stainless steel)
> 4. Get a catch pan and place under the filter.  Remove the inlet banjo
> at the bottom of the filter. This will free the filter allowing you to
> it out of the carrier, since the outlet runs down (tucked in the filter
> carrier) to the front of the car.  You have enough play to get at the top
> banjo fitting.
> 5. Remove the top banjo fitting and pull out the filter.
> 6. Installation is the reverse of removal.  Just make sure that the outlet
> hose is nestled and not pinched in the carrier when you remount the
> Cheers,
> Tim
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