fuel filter on 309 1.4 petrol carb version

Discussion in 'Peugeot 309' started by mislav, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. mislav

    mislav Guest

    I changed my fuel filter recently. I installed fully transparent plastic
    version in order to see the possible dirt catched in a filter element. When
    I first switched the engine on the filter filled up with petrol right to the
    top. However, when I checked it later I found that there is only a little
    petrol covering the bottom of the filter element. It is installed in the
    right direction. Is this normal or is it a reason for concern? The engine
    appears to run normally. Thanks!
     
    mislav, Mar 14, 2006
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  2. What looks like a little petrol in the bottom of the filter is probably
    water.

    Ron Robinson
     
    R.N. Robinson, Mar 15, 2006
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  3. mislav

    mislav Guest

    What looks like a little petrol in the bottom of the filter is probably
    It wouldn't surprise me. But how is the fuel filtered if the filter element
    is not fully immersed in fuel?
     
    mislav, Mar 15, 2006
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  4. It is. What you think is water with air on top is actually water with
    petrol on top of it.

    Ron Robinson
     
    R.N. Robinson, Mar 16, 2006
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  5. mislav

    mislav Guest

    It is. What you think is water with air on top is actually water with
    Thanks Ron. Should I try to get rid of that water or I'll be fine as long as
    the level doesn't rise significantly?
     
    mislav, Mar 16, 2006
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  6. If the car is running OK now and the water level in the filter isn't
    increasing I wouldn't bother, but there's no reason why you shouldn't the
    next time you are around there.
    Serves you right for fitting a transparent filter - gave you one more thing
    to worry about... ;-)

    Ron Robinson
     
    R.N. Robinson, Mar 17, 2006
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  7. mislav

    mislav Guest

    Right. But at least I can compare gas stations now. Thanks!
     
    mislav, Mar 17, 2006
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