Fitted new canister type fuel filter - now won't start!

tommy94y

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Hi

I fitted a new canister type fuel filter to my ML270 CDI - now it won't start at all. Any advice please?

I bought one fuel filter on-line and it was a different type to the one supplied by the Mercedes garage. Are there 2 fuel filters on a 270 CDI???

Would appreciate any help.

Thanks
 

BaldGuy

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Stupid question maybe... Did you fit it the right way around, some filters have an arrow showing you direction of flow....
 

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I'm guessing the pump will need priming somehow but someone with greater knowledge than me will be along in a moment with a more definitive answer I'm sure.
 

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Fill the filter up with diesel and try again
 
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tommy94y

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Thanks for all the replies
Went to Mercedes - got a genuine canister filter, with new O ring for the clip on, filled the filter with diesel, turned it over for approx 20 secs - and she's now fine.

Many thanks for all your help
 

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Glad you are sorted.

Heres many happy miles to you.
 

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