Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Fuel filter renewal (Every 20 000 miles (30 000 km) or 24 months)
Routine maintenance and servicing / Fuel filter renewal (Every 20 000 miles (30 000 km) or 24 months)


Carburettor models
1 To remove the in-line filter, remove its pipe retaining clips, disconnect the pipes and extract the filter (see illustration). If necessary, replace the original crimped type clips with screw type ones.

33.1 In-line fuel filter - 1.05 and 1.3 litre, carburettor
33.1 In-line fuel filter - 1.05 and 1.3 litre, carburettor

2 Fit the new filter in a horizontal position with its arrow facing the flow of fuel towards the fuel pump. Ensure that the pipe retaining clips are properly tightened then start the engine and check carefully for any signs of fuel leaks from the pipe ends.

3 Dispose safely of the old filter, it will be highly inflammable and may explode if thrown on a fire.

Fuel-injected models
4 The fuel filter is mounted on the inboard side of the pump reservoir on the underside of the vehicle at the rear just forward of the fuel tank (see illustration)

33.4 Fuel filter unit clamp (A) hose to accumulator (B) and hose to metering
33.4 Fuel filter unit clamp (A) hose to accumulator (B) and hose to metering valve (C) - K-Jetronic fuel injection

5 Disconnect the battery earth lead.

6 Raise the vehicle at the rear and support it on axle stands (see УJacking and vehicle supportФ).

7 At the forward end of the filter, undo the fuel accumulator hose union bolt and detach the union whilst collecting the washer each side of it.

8 At the rear end of the filter, detach the fuel supply hose (to the metering distributor) by undoing the union bolt. Collect the washer each side of the union.

9 Loosen the filter retaining clamp and withdraw the filter.

10 Fitting the new filter is a reversal of the removal procedure. Renew the union washers and tighten the union bolts to the specified torque. Check that the arrow on the filter points in the direction of fuel flow.

11 On completion, check for any signs of fuel leakage with the engine running.

12 Dispose safely of the old filter, it will be highly inflammable and may explode if thrown on a fire.


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