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Old 07-09-2005   #1
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hi all....well this is my 1st post sorry its asking for help but maybe when i know more about them i can help too
well i have just bought myself a multipla 1.9td <oooooo they are fun> yestoday and it was badly in need of a service. I have changed the oil filter and the oil/pollen filter/airfilter i need to change the fuel filter seems easy looking at it but i have been told that if i change it i might get an airlock in it and may need to flush it out as haynes dont sell a manual for it im a bit stuck as i have to drive it to spain in 5 days time!! also if anyone knows how to adjust the handbrake coz its pulled up to the highest point and only just works..guess i should have checked that when i bought it but i got greedy eyes and just wanted to drive it home. Anyway sorry for going on so much if anyone can it would be much appreciated....john
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Re: multipla fuel filter change

opps sorry for pointless thread as i have just seen the one that tells me what i need...thanks all..but if anyone knows about the handbrake
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Re: multipla fuel filter change

Theres 2 different types of cable (depending on year/discs etc) but adjustment is made under vehicle from memory.
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thanks pal....any idea if its at the wheels or handbrake lever end of things?
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Re: multipla fuel filter change

Anyone, got a link on how to change a fuel filter on a 1.9 jtd 2007 multipla? Thanks
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Re: multipla fuel filter change

Anyone?

Just need to find where it is so I can change it.
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thanks pal....any idea if its at the wheels or handbrake lever end of things?
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Never done it myself but loked at a link on another forum and it says handbrake adjusted at lever end of things.

Hope this helps and hope it's right!
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Handbrake: there's a press stud on the end of the gaiter that covers the handbrake lever in the car. Un-pop this and slide it down out of the way and you'll see a big white hexagonal piece of plastic on the end of a threaded metal rod. This is the adjuster. You have to release the handbrake to adjust it, so park on level ground and in gear before trying. Turn the white part clockwise (viewed from the handbrake button end) -- mine could be turned by hand, although there is a slot for a screwdriver. A turn or two takes up a lot of slack. If you reach the end (ie can't turn it any more but still need more adjustment) then you need to replace the cables.

Diesel filter (for Lord love Rocket) - open bonnet and its near the back left corner of the engine bay (ie the driver's side), to the right of the coolant water tank and to the left of the cambelt housing (big metal canister with rubber and metal fuel pipes going into the top). You need to unplug the 'water sensor' cable from underneath and then it just unscrews... but its a bugger to get out and tips diesel everywhere as you do it! If anyone knows a better way that stops this, please tell...

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Hey thanks Herts, I was beginning to think that no one knew.

I think I have found the very item, but it is proving to be a right bugger to unscrew.
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Re: multipla fuel filter change

I found it a lot easier to unclip the fuel lines, and remove the whole assembly from the bulkhead (2 or 3 bolts, can't remember). Then you can pour the fuel back into the tank, rather than spill it everywhere, and get to the nut holding the casing on much easier.
I had no problem with needing to bleed air out- just let the fuel pump run for a few seconds before you turn the engine over.
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Finally. Managed to change it over today. What a headache. Did as you said Pig, got the item out no problemo, but unscrewing it was a nightmare. Just couldn't do it. In the end took it to a local mechanic, he placed it in a vice, then got some big pliers out and hey presto all was undone.

Switched over filter, screwed up as hard as was humanly possible with my hands, connected up, and guess what Diesel flowing out everywhere.

Took back out opened up checked filter and rubber band still in place, then did up again, more diesel.

Took out again re checked, again all looked fine. This timescrewed up as tight as was possible, then got the hammer and big flat head screwdriver and sort of gently hit the top, couldn't believe how much more the top could be screwed up with a bit of extra pressure.

Reconnected back up and all looks good, however have an engine that now stinks of diesel.

Ho hum, guess the smell will go over time.

The moral of the story is when screwing use a big screwdriver.
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The moral of the story is when screwing use a big screwdriver.[/quote]

I always thought that the moral of the story when screwing was not to get caught!
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Re: multipla fuel filter change

Hi, Changed the wife’s fuel filter yesterday, I used one of those rubber belt things that are used for loosen tight lids on jars, Worked no problem, I suppose an oil filter strap would do the same job.
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Bloody hell!

I've never ever changed my wife's fuel filter.

I didn't even know she had one!
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bloody hell!

I've never ever changed my wife's fuel filter.

I didn't even know she had one!
lmao:d
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