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Old July 8th, 2017, 14:03   #1
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Default 2003 1.9 diesel fuel filter reccomendations

What would be a good brand fuel filter to use on my 2003 Jetta tdi ? Thanks in advance !!
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Old July 8th, 2017, 15:48   #2
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The one from the dealer is nice. So it Mann or Meyle.

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The last Meyle fuel filter I bought was made in China. It looked fine and I still used it, but I would have preferred one made in Europe or Mexico. Supposedly, even some of the Mann filters are now made in china.
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We use Bosch, which is what your car left the factory with.

The dealer replacements are now made in China by DFI, which is also who supplies the OEM filters for some newer cars like the CKRA Passats. They seem OK.

Hengst or Mahle (not Meyle) are fine, too.
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Just installed one of these;

http://www.idparts.com/fuel-filter-1...er-p-6300.html

Quality looks good, $15 vs $24 for the Mann.
I've been toying with getting a Kerma "Widget" that replaces the
thermostatic T. Or another alternative is to go with the earlier style
filter without the pre-heat hardware.

You can spend more and go for a 2Micron fitting.

Dunno' if that's worthwhile, diesel is pretty good quality in this
country. Never had a problem, though I certainly replace mine
every 20k.
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had the CAT fuel filter upgrade, but the thermostatic tee always leaked on me.
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