[Vwdiesel] Water separator(?) leak !

Johann Koenig explosive at hvc.rr.com
Fri Aug 26 19:08:29 EDT 2005

On 8/26/2005, "82 Diesel Westy" <dieselwesty at yahoo.com> wrote:

>Is this fuel / water seperator something they put on
>there because diesel fuel filters did not have a drain
>for water collected back in the early 80's?
>Humm, when did they do away with these or were they
>only on Canadian Golf, Jetta diesels?

I have one on my 1982 Diesel Rabbit and 1985 Diesel Golf. I live in New
York. Both the fuel filters in the engine compartement have drain taps
as well. I imagine they are on mk3s with 1.6 IDI engines, and probably
TDIs too, because water is terribly corrosive (AIUI) to the injection
-Johann Koenig

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