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You learn something every day, the newest 244 I had was a 2005 made version, definitely the older style fitted to that.
For your info, if the mounting bracket is the same as an X250 then once the pipes and electrical connections are disconnected the filter unit lifts off of the mount bracket, makes it very easy to service.
Hopefully you won't suffer the dreaded leak.
|Citysafe||The photo looks like the item I have in mine. I managed to tighten it by hand which I assume provided a compression fit onto the large O ring which I reused as one didnt come with the filter. I guess I was lucky but the ridges appear to be design for hand tightening - maybe I will take it for a run and confirm my luck.|
|Sprinta||according to my info there was a choice of 2 filter types for 244 vehicles at 2007ish, either the earlier screw on self contained unit with drain, or the unit requiring dismantling to fit an element. The X250 had only the later type|
So your van is a 244 derivative, although registered in 2007! not unusual for motorhomes to be registered some time after being actually built.
I'm still at a loss to understand your comments ref the filter fitted to your van, from memory the 244 type filter has a 13mm headed bolt passing up from the bottom cup of the housing, which needs to be removed for access and then tightened to re-assemble.
The X250 is totally different as in picture attached (not a very good one unfortunately)
Thanks for all this advice - I now have the job done and thought i might leave an update should it help anyone else.
My 2007 Van did have a Vin starting 244 and the fuel filter doesnt appear to need a special tool as in my case I was able to stop any fuel leak by tightening by hand. Actually the initial leak appeared to help bleed it.
I didnt take out the air filter housing as I saw it was on rubber mounts ( and I still dont know how you would without dropping the engine) by removing the screen wash upper support arm near the filler point a 10mm bolt you can pull the air filter housing forward and push the large air filter cartridge inside and over the housing internal tube - its really tight - as it is hard to clear the ally cross brace that supports the wiper motor BUT when complete it is appropriate to have a little cheer and some celebratory expletives to show your engineering prowess.
Your van is Fiat based?
If you look at your V5 check the VIN code, it should be something like ZFA244 or ZFA250. Fiat ceased production of the 244 base vehicle in 2006.
Your description of the filter confuses me slightly, from memory the 224 style filter is a replaceable cartridge type element that is sandwiched between a top and bottom carrier assembly and the X250 one is a complete plastic assembly with push in plastic fuel hoses that has a removable top (using the aforementioned tool) which houses a replaceable pleated element.
the X250 is a Fiat code
the X250 Fiat unit needs a special tool for the fuel filter - Blueprint part no. ADK85502 or Draper 38601 - not cheap but then it is correct and not a 'workaround'
|Citysafe||I dont know about this - I also dont know if X250 is a reference to the filter or the engine type - con you tell me more? The filter is a simple cartridge cylinder and not anything that looks complicated? It has push fit hoses and a screw in holder for the reservoir.|
Do you have the correct tools to change the filter element?
If not and you improvise, you are likely to suffer the dreaded diesel leak!
Which unlike the gassing myth is real and will cause you a real problem should you cause it.
Re-assembly will be the reverse procedure of Dis-assembly...
And no - I haven't had to do this job on mine
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