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

Discussion in 'Engine' started by tommy94y, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. tommy94y

    tommy94y New Member

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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
     
  2. BaldGuy

    BaldGuy MB Enthusiast

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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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    Sp!ke Administrator

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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.
     
  4. BlackC55

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    Fill the filter up with diesel and try again
     
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    tommy94y

    tommy94y New Member

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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
     
  6. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Enthusiast

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    Glad you are sorted.

    Heres many happy miles to you.
     

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