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Jaguar X-Type Fuel Filter Changed Now Engine Wont Start [SOLVED]

04 Jun
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I changed the fuel filter on a Jaguar X-Type 2005 model and now the engine wont start.  You can hear the engine trying to start but it doesnt quite make it.

Well basically the best way I found to solve this was to take the new fuel filter off and use a funnel and poor diesel directly into it filling it up and tilting it slightly to allow the air to come out of it fully and get as much diesel in as possible.
Re attach the fuel filter exactly how it was taken of to the correct hoses/pipes making sure the arrows line up and the fuel filter is the right way around as you can rotate it 180 degrees and it would then make the arrows point the wrong direction.
Refit and then turn the ignition on until the coil goes out on the dash light and repeat this for about five times.  Now start the engine it may hesitate very slightly and then just leave it to run and it will fully work as normal.

This is exactly what i did and it worked based on what I read online and in the Haynes manuals.  Hopefully this will save you a lot more time than I wasted on this task.

New Fuel Filter




Old Fuel Filter

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  1. mandy

    25th March 2018 at 10:18

    Hi yes I’d m a woman lol which is the feed pipe to the filter jag diesel won’t start 🙁

    • nerd

      30th December 2019 at 21:29

      Hello hopefully you got a solution to this now. sorry for the delays, If you need anything again just yell. Thanks and happy new year.