[Vwdiesel] fuel filter change 0n 97 passat tdi

TexasTDI texasvwdriver at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 26 17:19:36 EDT 2003

Do ya'll bother filling the fuel filters up with diesel or diesel treatment
when you install them?  I've never had to crank more than a couple of
seconds after I install a new fuel filter on either of my diesels.

Chris Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 237k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 82k miles
Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nate Wall" <natewall1 at yahoo.com>
To: "Kenneth E. Oldrid" <koldrid at zoo.uvm.edu>; <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] fuel filter change 0n 97 passat tdi

> I dunno, I replaced the fuel filter on Mom's 2000
> Jetta TDI and I was amazed at the amount of cranking I
> had to do to get the fuel flowing again. Seems like it
> was a total of 2 - 3 minutes, but in short (10 sec)
> bursts to prevent starter overheating. On the IDI
> diesels I have a $8 or so Harbor Freight hand suction
> pump I connect to the "Fuel Out" connector on the
> filter and I suck the filter full of fuel before
> connecting the line. Fires right up!
> --Nate

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