Just wondering if there is anyway of identifying the engine size, I have a
reg diesel transit van to service, it came from one of our sister companies
and hasn't been serviced for 18 months. I had a quick look the other day so
I could order the bits, I took a guess that it's a 2.5cc, the fuel filter
had a electrical connector attached to the bottom of it, but the filter that
was sent doesn't have this connector attachment on it, obviously I rang the
motor factors and they said there isn't a such connector on these engines
which got me thinking. Anyway any suggestion will be appreciated.
the electrical unit at the bottom of the fuel filter is designed to measure
water in the diesel filter and doesnt come with a new filter, it unscrews
from the old filter and screws into the new one...its probably a 2.5 ltr as
this was the most common engine size for transits.
if you look closely it should be stamped into the engine block...
Thanks Steve - I'm not really a diesel man - but I was asked could I do this
service and before thinking I said yes - I've done little bits on diesels
but it was a couple of years ago. Do these filters just screw off? - I had
a quick look the other day and the filter didn't seem to have anything
holding it on, so I assumed it was just like the oil filter (screw on/off)
The motor factor sent me two sizes of filter - I didn't think to look to see
if they are screw-ons
there are 2 types....one of them screw on just like an oil filter, the other
type is held in place by a black plastic device at the top of the filter
which goes all around the top of the filter,
this should be turned anticlockwise using firm hand force about 180 degrees
then the filter will fall out, however this type can leak if not fitted
correctly, ensure you fill the new filter with diesel before fitting
otherwise it will take ages to start....there is no manual pump or bleeding
device on transits so it may take a few starts before it self bleeds
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