Faulty replacement fuel filter?
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    Tadpole
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    Default Faulty replacement fuel filter?

    I tried to change the fuel filter on my 207 HDi with a genuine Purflux FCS710 but I was unable to get the car started after changing it. After trying to prime it again several times and checking that all the leads were connected without luck, I decided to take the whole thing out and found that the filter was barely filled with diesel. Having never changed a fuel filter before (I followed a guide online) I decided to cut my losses and just reinstall the old filter. The car started up after putting the old filter in, and I could feel the fuel actually flowing while I primed it (couldn't really feel this with the new filter).

    Just wondering now if I was doing something wrong when installing it or if the filter itself could be faulty?

    I used these guides as reference (taking off the air intake pipes instead of the battery):
    Servicing Peugeot Partner Combi
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZszwDwafrBw

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    Did you prime the system properly?
    I know with the Focus, which has the Pug diesel in it, it took ages to prime with a dry/new filter.
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    Well, I tried to prime it several times, pumping it until it tightened a little but I never felt the actual fuel flowing unlike when I put the old filter back in and primed it. Should I just prefill the filter with diesel and try again?

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    1.6HDi are a pain in the preverbial to bleed up....

    Most systems put the primer bulb between the tank and fuel filter. But no, they give you a pathetic plastic bulb and put it AFTER the fuel filter. So while you a pumping away all you are doing is stretching out the air is ideal the empty fuel filter...

    When servicing these 1.6HDis I have a bottle of diesel with me to fill the new filter on the bench before installing it into the car and then bleeding it for a few minutes via the breather pipe (which is automatic - there is no bleed nipple after the primer bulb) until the bulb feels right.
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