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    Default Diesel Fuel Filter Housing - how to remove Pug 407

    I have tried about a half a dozen times to unscrew right the diesel fuel filter housing on our new to us, 2006 Pug 407 with 350,000kms. On our 2008 407 it is a simple as using a 27mm socket and the sucker just twists off. Previous owners or people servicing have rounded the head on the plastic top. So lord knows how long it has been since the diesel fuel filter has been replaced. I have not been able to get the thing off and now wondering if PSA have a special tool.

    Any suggestions on how to get the thing off and where I might find a replacement housing (the only two wreckers I know of that had 407 diesels could not help me?

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    Oh, its a 2L RHR engine.

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    Had a quick look at mine. Not much room between the alternator and the coolant hose. You just may be able to get some vice grips in there and undo it a bit at a time.

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    Some careful grinder work on an old 27mm socket will give much better grip.
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    ebay $68 bucks

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    More like $30 in the shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    More like $30 in the shops.
    For what? Please provide a link to what it is you are recommending, if you can.

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    I googled it for a catalogue, and the first return was Nubco, Tasmania. I can't remember where I bought mine, but it was in Sydney.
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    PS I have got stuff from Endeavour at Lidcombe. They keep special tools. Give them a ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    I googled it for a catalogue, and the first return was Nubco, Tasmania. I can't remember where I bought mine, but it was in Sydney.
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    PS I have got stuff from Endeavour at Lidcombe. They keep special tools. Give them a ring.
    Awesome. Thank you.

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    I should have patented my design!

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    Thanks guys, I bought a socket to remove the fuel filter off ebay, arrived today. I could not believe how bad it was when I opened it up. The filter element was putrid. Probably hasn't been replaced in many years. The bottom of the filter had a thick layer of grey crud that looked like dry cement. I gave it a good clean & popped in the new filter element. Lets see how she goes over the next few days.
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