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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old December 6th, 2015, 05:31   #46
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I removed my filter (checked for flakes, there was none) put the new one in, buttoned it all back up and started it. Let it run for a minute and drove off. No drama.
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Old December 6th, 2015, 11:37   #47
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I'll be doing mine today old school. I advised/hinted to the wife I'd love to have a VCDS for xmas. Hope I was on the good list. :-)
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Old December 6th, 2015, 12:38   #48
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I purchased VCDS ....snip...
Since i have it... i use it.
Everybody has to steer their own boat.
There are several threads here (and elsewhere) debating this topic and I have read most of them. When it comes to fuel filter changing on a CR engine, people seem to fall into two simple categories. Those who have VCDS (or access to it) and those who don't. Those who have VCDS would not think of changing fuel filters without priming the fuel system and those without access to VCDS (or another similar tool) rationalize their method by the logic of "well, it hasn't killed my HPFP yet" - and they might be right, we really don't know. After reading hundreds of posts about this subject - this seems to be what it really boils down to. As stated above: "Everybody has to steer their own boat".

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Old December 6th, 2015, 13:13   #49
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And there are probably at least several with vcds who prime manually. Changing the fuel filter isn't opening the fuel system in the sense that some seem to think. Much like changing the oil filter isn't opening up the engine.
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Old December 6th, 2015, 13:31   #50
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I think it comes down to type A and type B personality. Type A will see a torque spec for lug bolts, and out comes the torque wrench. Type b will think, gee I'm hungry, and out comes the four-way.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 01:01   #51
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Well it's done and no hitches except for a little deisel that pushed out of the canister and caught by paper towels. Started right up no problem. I again hinted to the wife about my xmas wish.
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Old August 17th, 2017, 06:54   #52
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Just wanted to bump this with an update - I changed my fuel filter the other day without the VAGcom software (2010 Jetta TDI late one-hole filter). I used a bungie cord to hold the fuel filter housing cap up (to reduce air into the tubes), filled the fuel filter housing up with diesel, put plenty of paper towels around when I squeezed the housing down, and it started up just fine! Didn't have trouble turning over at all.
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Just wanted to bump this with an update - I changed my fuel filter the other day without the VAGcom software (2010 Jetta TDI late one-hole filter). I used a bungie cord to hold the fuel filter housing cap up (to reduce air into the tubes), filled the fuel filter housing up with diesel, put plenty of paper towels around when I squeezed the housing down, and it started up just fine! Didn't have trouble turning over at all.
You must have looked it up on the web like I did.

Used bungee cord too. Gently pulled up on the filter and let the diesel run out. Immediately threw it into a plastic shopping bag. Checked the bottom of the filter housing which was clean as a whistle. Next gently lower the new filter into the housing to let it soak up any diesel. Then filled it to the top with PowerService Silver. Closed it up and engine started right away.
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