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I have a bit of a dillema,i seem to have lost the the black primer button thing & the spring from the top of the diesel fuel filter.
Can you still change the fuel filter without the primer? & does anyone have one laying around that they would like to sell (the whole filter set up) as you have to buy the whole set up not just the plunger & i hear they are not cheap.
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You wont be able to change your fuel filter without the button as you wont be able to bleed the air out of the system. Are you still able to press the shaft down that the button was attached to?
I would imagine those filter housing would be wasy to get from a wreakers as they all seem to look the same. the unit on my partrol looks the same as my navara (should be they take the same filter which look the same as the work landcruisers (not sure what type of filter they take)
 

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Thanks man,i might try & find a screw with the same thread & try pumping with that.Yes,i think you might be right with the Navara,my mates looked exactly the same as mine.
Rang a few wreckers around town for diesel patrol motor parts,rare as hens teeth.
 
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Navara and patrol used to look the same but different size hoses were the only difference , how ever primer pump not really needed if u fill new filter with diesel before fitting i do it this way all the time and never had to bleed except on a dirty old import 7.3 l turbo diesel f250.
 

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Navara and patrol used to look the same but different size hoses were the only difference , how ever primer pump not really needed if u fill new filter with diesel before fitting i do it this way all the time and never had to bleed except on a dirty old import 7.3 l turbo diesel f250.
Awesome idea, I have found that replacing the fuel filter and getting it going again is generally a real bitch.
 

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Please explain!

if you fit an electric fuel pump before the filter/ primer and wired up to the ignition , then all you have to do to bleed it is turn on the ignition and loosen the bleed screw on the filter housing, plus the injector pump seems to like a bit of positive pressure being fed to it
 
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