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    Posted: 16-Mar-2013 at 01:00
Sorry, no pics... it's very self explanatory. I just wanted to mention a few things that I came across while doing mine just now.

1. You don't need to undo the clamp to get it out. It'll slide forward and tilt down. You may need to do this if the nut on your clamp bolt spins like mine.

2. I had a leak somewhere around the banjo fitting on the engine side of the filter (the end pointing towards the rear of the car). I believe it turned out to be corrosion on the built in hex on the filter itself, which allowed fuel to go underneath the washer between the banjo fitting and filter. Time will tell, but there it no leak after running the car for ten seconds or so. It was a steady drip before.

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  Quote fitzski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Mar-2013 at 18:49
I recall that a fuel leak I had at the fuel filter was because of heavily corroded aluminum crush washers for the banjo fitting. The replacement came with copper washers.
2003 Passat W8 Variant
(Pacific Blue, Tan, 6sp)
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