Peugeot 205 Manual
Fuel filter renewal - fuel injection models (Every 48000 miles (80000 km) or
4 years)Routine maintenance and servicing / Fuel filter renewal - fuel injection models (Every 48000 miles (80000 km) or
Warning: Before carrying out the following operation, refer to the precautions given in “Safety first!” at the beginning of this manual, and follow them implicitly. Petrol is a highly-dangerous and volatile liquid, and the precautions necessary when handling it cannot be overstressed.
1 The fuel filter is situated on the engine compartment bulkhead. Before disconnecting any of the hoses from the filter it will be necessary to depressurise the fuel system (see Chapter 4B or 4C).
2 To renew the fuel filter first disconnect the fuel hose, or unscrew the union bolt from the top of the unit then place the bolt, union and washers to one side and cover to prevent ingress of dirt (see illustration).
32.2 Fuel filter fuel hose and retaining clamp locations
Unscrew the clamp bolt, then lift the filter and unscrew the bottom union. Dispose safely of the old filter; it will be highly inflammable, and may explode if thrown on a fire.
3 Fit the new filter using a reversal of the removal procedure; making sure that dust and dirt is prevented from entering the fuel lines.
Start the engine and check the filter hose union connections for leaks.