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    hi guys,

    havent yet opened the haynes manual.

    its a s1 '88 and have purchased the appropriate filter remembering the later models had a different style of filter.

    just wanted to know if any of you have any tips/suggestions in changing a fuel filter for a 205gti?

    ive been told the fuel filter is very difficult to change. should i just take it to a mechanic?


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    just be warned that fuel will spil everywhere. Keep a cloth ready ;-).

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    Hard to change? Dude its two pipes I'm doing mine this weekend too so if I die in a ball of flames and you don't hear from me anymore then my posthumous advice would be take it to a mechanic On the other (more preferable hand) I'll let you know monday how hard/easy it was.

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    They usually have an arrow on them to show the direction of the fuel flow; just make sure it's pointing the right way and check the condition of the hose clips before you start in case you need to buy new.
    10 minutes should see the job through and allow time for a cuppa as well.

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    Make sure you buy new copper washers before you do it, they only cost a few bucks and it's a good investement to make sure it all seals up nicely again and no fuel will leak out.
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    Hey Reggie,

    I did the fuel filter on my car over the weekend. Well while I wouldn't say it took me ten minutes (most atributable to the ****ing idiot who has done everything up in my engine bay with a rattle gun ). Anyway, its a fiddly job because of the limited pace you have to work with but its not hard. Have at least half a towel or similar large (dry) rag to saok up the fuel that comes out of the filter and you'll be right.
    Sean

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    thanks for the replies/tips sean and co,

    i'll be doin mine this weekend.

    any special tools needed or will a phillips head screw driver suffice?
    current frogs :
    '94 s3 alpine 205GTi

    daily ding magnet: '98 1.8 16v citroen xsara


    previous frogs:

    88 S1 205GTi
    '95 306S16


    gimme corners. . .


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