With a trip to Wales coming up, I thought it would be best to do it before I go. Fuel filters aren't expensive, and it's a simple job taking around 5 minutes .
This is how you do it:
Removing the fuel filter
The fuel filter is located on bulk head, to left hand side of the engine. (see pic above)
2: Place a container beneath the fuel filter to catch any spillage.
3: Loosen the bleed screw (shown in the photo) using a 10mm spanner
4: Unscrew the drain tap on the bottom of the filter until the fuel starts coming out into your the container.
5: Once all the fuel is drained from the filter, unscrew the whole filter assembly.
Fitting the new fuel filter
6: Clean the seal & seating on the new filter.
7: Put a small amount of fuel around the rubber seal to lubricate it.
8: Screw the new filter onto the filter head and tighten by hand.
Priming the new fuel filter
You now have two options to prime the fuel filter; use the fuel lift pump, or crank the engine over until it starts!
Option 1: Using the lift pump:
The lift pump is located on the side of the engine, and has a little level which you press to draw the fuel through the system. It is located on the left hand side of the engine (when viewed from the front of the Land Rover) and is behind the fuel injection pump. (see first pic below)
1:Leave the bleed screw loose.
2:Pump the lever on the lift pump until fuel starts coming out of the bleed screw. (Second pic below)
3:Tighten the bleed screw.
Option 2: Using the engine:
1: Tighten the bleed screw.
2: Crank the engine until fuel is drawn through the system and the engine starts.
That's all there is to it!