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How to change the fuel filter on a Land Rover Discovery

Fuel Filter OverviewFollowing on from the EGR removal on my 300Tdi Discovery, I noticed that the fuel filter hadn't been changed in a while, so I thought I would replace it for a new one.

Fuel filters cost less than a tenner, and it's a simple job taking less than 5 minutes to complete.

So let's have a look 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)

1: Start by cleaning the area around the filter head.

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

New fuel filter in place! 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.

10: Tighten the bleed screw.

11: You can now crank the engine until fuel is drawn through the system and the engine starts.

Job done!

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One Comment

  1. Hi there, you didn’t mention using the lift pump to refill the filter and prime the system.

    I thought that a bit of an omission.

    Nice site though and the other techy articles are good.

    Cheers
    Dave

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