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Old April 7th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Fuel filter? TD5 to 300tdi conversion

I have a D 90 that was converted from a TD5 to a 300TDI. The fuel filter is mounted on the frame, just forward of the right rear wheel.

Is this placement ok, or should I move the filter to the engine compartment?

I don't believe this is causing any issues, but I plan to replace the filter.

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I have a D 90 that was converted from a TD5 to a 300TDI. The fuel filter is mounted on the frame, just forward of the right rear wheel.

Is this placement ok, or should I move the filter to the engine compartment?

I don't believe this is causing any issues, but I plan to replace the filter.

Thanks.
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Are you sure it's a fuel filter? I have a sedimentor back there in addition to my fuel filter.
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Check out out LR4x4 dot com

or google td5 fuel filter change, shows it and how to do it.
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I'll get a photo up, but I'm quite sure that this is the standard td5 set up, i.e. the filter is located on the frame just ahead of the right rear wheel.

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I'll get a photo up, but I'm quite sure that this is the standard td5 set up, i.e. the filter is located on the frame just ahead of the right rear wheel.

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Majority of us in the USA rover community are unfamiliar with the "standard TD5 setup" (there are some exceptions), that's why I am asking for a picture. You could be asking about a fuel filter or a sedimenter and we can't tell without a visual view of what you are asking advice about.
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On the side there will be thumb screw.
Remove the cover and take one more picture so we can actually see the filter.
It looks like you have the spin-on filter installed in the 300TDI sedimenter location, but the second picture will tell the story under the cover.
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We would need a lot more information...

A TD5 has an in tank pump. A 300TDI uses an engine mounted lift pump. What is being used? How is the spill system setup?
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That is indeed, a TD5 fuel filter, and yes.. That's the standard setup. Check out Australian Land Rovers Forum for great TD5 advice.
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On a side note, why would anyone convert a TD5 to a 300 tdi?
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On a side note, why would anyone convert a TD5 to a 300 tdi?
Simplicity?

Was wondering the same.
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Simplicity?

Was wondering the same.
Yeah, but if you've driven a TD5, its worth the complexity!
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Its also on the much discussed list of things you shouldnt do according to the EPA. As in installing a motor that is older than the car. Not that anyone cares or would notice, just saying.
Very odd move IMO.

------ Follow up post added April 8th, 2013 07:12 AM ------

The rear frame location for the filter was also used on the rear tank 300tdi D90. I think for only one year (?) before the TD5 was introduced. Uses those damn push on fitting fuel lines.
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Agreed, it is an odd conversion. But, the motor isn't older then the car. The car, which is a 1985, was restored for use in the UK market, and hence the TD5 upgrade. The owner ran into financial problems and had to sell it, recognizing that it was worth more in the US market, a third party bought it and converted it to a 300TDi.

It's a nice car, but like all of these things, you don't need to look very far to see that it's 28 years old. Making these old cars look young again is akin to making an old lady look young again!
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Picture of the filter with the cover removed?
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If you want the ROW Tdi set up it's a fuel pre filter inside right and rear wheel arch (to catch water and sediments) and a fuel filter right, front and top side of engine bay.
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as mentioned it's a standard td5 setup... and td5 fuel lines. I'd be interested to see a pic of how they routed them to the 300.

To your original question:
I'd leave it where it is... if everything is working fine. If it's a hack job or leaking or broke in some way... fix it proper.
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Agreed, it is an odd conversion. But, the motor isn't older then the car. The car, which is a 1985, was restored for use in the UK market, and hence the TD5 upgrade.
.....ohhhh so it's one of those. 'scuse me.
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