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Old September 27th, 2019, 08:59   #166
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No recommendations, but I believe you can slow prime that thing just using the in tank pump. Maybe hook up a battery charger and don't overheat the starter.

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Old September 27th, 2019, 09:14   #167
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Thanks Bob, but reviewing all the "HOW TO" videos many say I can do damage to the fuel pump w/o priming. I've read where some pour fresh diesel in the canister, install new filter, & claim they're good to go, but ?
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Old September 27th, 2019, 10:00   #168
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Yes, research, it can damage, guessing maybe you don't use the starter or disable starting?
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Old September 27th, 2019, 11:25   #169
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can anyone recommend a scanner that will power up the fuel pump when I change my fuel filter ? (2011 JSW TDI) I don't own a laptop at this time. Looked on Amazon & saw some, not sure if / which to buy. Thanks guys, my money is a little tight right now

Any VW specific scanner that can do "basic settings" will work. Search for this term in the description. VCDS is, undoubtedly, the best, but it's not cheap. I know that ODBeleven can do it but it requires an Android device. I'm sure that there are also others, but I am not really familiar with them.


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Old September 27th, 2019, 12:05   #170
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Thanks Don !!!!!1
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Old September 27th, 2019, 20:44   #171
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We have kits starting at $199, just add a Win7 or newer laptop. The software isn't locked down to a computer, so one could barrow a friend's laptop if needed.

And the laptop doesn't have to be a power house. If you've seen any of the poorly produced Ross-Tech videos, I'm using a sub $300 Asus netbook to run VCDS on and screen capture. Here is a relevant example of a sub standard video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZYJjMNfQ-I

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Old September 28th, 2019, 07:59   #172
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can anyone recommend a scanner that will power up the fuel pump when I change my fuel filter ? (2011 JSW TDI) I don't own a laptop at this time. Looked on Amazon & saw some, not sure if / which to buy. Thanks guys, my money is a little tight right now

Nothing required other than when you have dropped the new filter into place use either Diesel, PowerService or any other diesel fuel additive you have on hand to fill the housing to the brim. Then close it up and restart your engine.
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Old September 30th, 2019, 09:46   #173
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Here is a Youtube link for a fuel filter change, easy peasy !


I have a plastic shopping bag handy to drop the used filter into after it has drained most of the Diesel off.
I have not found it necessary to use a VCDS or prime with the fuel pump since before closing the filter I add and fill the filter housing with either PowerService, Diesel or any other Diesel fuel additive I have handy.
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Old October 1st, 2019, 12:33   #174
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Filter change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kbIAwF2uvA


Just changed my fuel filter today from a "MANN" to something else. What a PIA to remove the MANN filter. There is a ridge around the bottom of the filter which made it very difficult to remove.
My replacement does not have that.


I filled the housing including the center of the filter with PS.
Closed it up and with my KESSY just turned on the ignition for 30 seconds before I started the engine. Not even a sputter, started right up.
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Old October 9th, 2019, 07:00   #175
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I just started using the Ross-Tech VCDS and performed my first fuel filter change and fuel system priming after. I also updated a bunch of my golf's convenience features and started data logging to understand normal conditions and ranges.

There was a recent ross-tech update everyone who uses it to data log would be very interested in (19.6.2). There is now a pop up window where you can checkbox and select the parameters you want to keep tabs on, and your able to select up to 12. Someone else with more experience may have already documented this update, by I haven't found it yet. Anyway, check it out!

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