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XUD fuel line length
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Hello 
iv got a Citroen ZX XUD which is running on veg oil, i was thinking of upgrading the 8mm fuel line to 10mm to help with the thicker fuel. whats the length id need from the tank to the fuel primer so i can use just one length of pipe? 
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5m should do you plenty ThumbsUp
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#3
What he said^^

Well worth it aswell for running veg, will make a big difference.
Doesnt even own a 306.
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#4
Next thing is fuel filter.

10mm line into the standard filter housing is a bit pointless imo. As the inlet is 8mm but gets tiny inside.
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Im thinking about this mod to as I run the veg. Id really want to keep standard filter housing though as it looks neat and heats the veg. (penny mod) what filter housings dont look out of place??
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#6
inline filter doesn't look out of place if you put it tidy out of the way
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#7
Dont people have issues using inline ones due to not providing enough filtering? ive heard people using tt filters. Would have to look through parts catalogue at work and see what I could find.
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Alright cheers guys Smile is it worth running clear pipe from the priming bulb to the filter and to the pump?
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Usually just from pump to filter, that's enough to see any air ingress Smile
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#10
Given what was said on here about TT filters I've cut out the VW standard filter head (with a bypass that is asking to be an air ingress) and switched to a TT filter.
It's better already.

Now I thought I had some issues with shitty filters recently on the VW screw one side, the TT one is so far so good.
Plus it's a darn sight easier to insulate (since I use a FPHE prior to it) than the stock one bolted to the engine.

But yeah, a fiver from ebay, topran ones.
8mm hose inlet, I would consider doubling them up for the sake of it but aint having problems yet on the passat with stock power.
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See they area still only 8mm inlet though. Id need a 10mm. Although the tt one still sounds like best bet
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Yep. Bigger in/out would be appreciated. I think at that point you're off to look at trucks.
Halfords seem to be phasing out filters, but it was always a good place to take a look to see what fitted.

My filter head for the VW I guess was a standard head, I didn't use the appropriate VW filter on it, I used something else that I'd used on the astra which wasn't from an astra either. I just remembered the code lol
But Halfords changed supplier or something as the filters started blocking very quickly of late.
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Ive set my mate down at the motor factors on the job of sourcing a 10mm suitable fuel filter see what he turns up
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#14
8mm inlets on the fuel filter is not ideal, but bear in mind it is not at 8mm for a great deal of length (say 15mm per tail) so if its easier/cheaper to use/source them and you're running veg anyway which will require regular filter changes anyway...
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#15
Just use the landrover fuel filter head fit 10mm hose tails on it jobs a good en, yer no heater but I've not run one for years and never had an issue.

Check my project thread I've done exactly same on my zx



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So no heater is not a problem? I seemed to think it would be. Im assuming the 10mm lines out weigh the heated fuel filter? I might have a 10mm ldv one sitting about somewhere
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Just strap the filter to thermostat housing our top rad pipe Smile
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I did run a disco filter head bolted to thermostat housing to heat the fuel for a while. Worked well
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(12-12-2014, 03:49 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote: Just strap the filter to thermostat housing our top rad pipe Smile

Exactly. One the benefits of the inline one, you can stick it anywhere. Wrap some insulation around the whole deal and it'll get nice and toasty.
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(12-12-2014, 03:11 PM)bashbarnard Wrote: So no heater is not a problem? I seemed to think it would be. Im assuming the 10mm lines out weigh the heated fuel filter? I might have a 10mm ldv one sitting about somewhere

Even with 8 mm lines and tt filter I never had a heater, suppose a heater would help reduce the viscosity of the veg oil but I do all my milage in one big go so by the time the fuel has done the loop a few times I suspect it'd keep some of the heat.

(12-12-2014, 04:26 PM)Piggy Wrote: I did run a disco filter head bolted to thermostat housing to heat the fuel for a while. Worked well

How did you do that? I've been wondering how I can bolt it to the engine some how so heat can transfer though it.



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Took a filter head from a disco fuel filter housing....

And bolted it to the the top of the thermostat housing.

I assumed it was obvious!? Confused
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(12-12-2014, 11:04 PM)Piggy Wrote: Took a filter head from a disco fuel filter housing....

And bolted it to the the top of the thermostat housing.

I assumed it was obvious!? Confused

So its laid flat? So when you unscrew your filter all the contents drains over the engine?



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What are you on about!?

Theres no filter!? Otherwise you couldnt bolt it to the thermostat housing!?
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(12-12-2014, 11:50 PM)Piggy Wrote: What are you on about!?

Theres no filter!? Otherwise you couldnt bolt it to the thermostat housing!?

Oh I see what you mean now?! You just bolted the filter head to the standard housing?! Not the whole filter set up?!

I get you know?!

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!?1?1?1?!?!?!?1111111111

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pdWAcK6Eh8
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Even im confused now. You got a picture piggy?
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(13-12-2014, 10:04 AM)zx_volcane Wrote: !?1?1?1?!?!?!?1111111111

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pdWAcK6Eh8

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Yeah, just bolt the head onto the stat housing!!
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(13-12-2014, 11:44 AM)Piggy Wrote: Yeah, just bolt the head onto the stat housing!!

Ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No problem!!!!!1!1!1!1!!!!!11!!1!!!

Just to note, not all filter heads work, you need one which has the seal as part of the head, not the filter, as you obviously need a good seal!
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