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Okay, so I actually have a Nissan Micra, BUT it has the 1.5dCi engine. I've tried asking on the Micra forums, but nobody wants to even help :mad:

Right, so I've been following Guy's steps on how to change the diesel fuel filter on a K12 (Nissan Micra K12 - Repair jobs under the bonnet).

I've got to this stage:



But I just couldn't actually get the filter off; I didn't have an extension bar long enough to prise up from the right side...but it just seems impossible.

Anybody have any advice on how to get it out? Is there maybe something I need to soak in WD-40? Or are there particular pins or clips which need releasing?

On YouTube videos it looks as if it can just be lifted out from the K9K engines in Clios, but that's not the case here.

Here's a picture of how far I managed to get:



Also any idea what the "priming bulb" is?

Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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Can help with primer bulb
Shown on picture G on the linked site.

Instructions infer the filter sits in the bracket so should lift out... not done one on a Micra so can't confirm.
Will it twist and work out that way ?
 

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Cannot work out how much room is at the top.
But if memory serves, the filter pushes down bank, and wedges in a slot,

Its lift the filter body up , and tilt, then you can get at the fuel pipes
Once fuel pipes are off, then you should be able to get it out
 

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Can help with primer bulb
Shown on picture G on the linked site.

Instructions infer the filter sits in the bracket so should lift out... not done one on a Micra so can't confirm.
Will it twist and work out that way ?
Thanks for that - and unfortunately twisting didn't seem to help.

Cannot work out how much room is at the top.
But if memory serves, the filter pushes down bank, and wedges in a slot,

Its lift the filter body up , and tilt, then you can get at the fuel pipes
Once fuel pipes are off, then you should be able to get it out
Also thank you. There's very little room above the rear of the filter, but I guess I need to kind of lever it up whilst also tilting to wedge it out the slot (which I'm assuming can be seen to the right of the filter). Will give it another stab this weekend, weather permitting.
 

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Do you see the other bracket going around the filter, does that come off,

Then the filter slides up, and off it's bracket and then comes forward..
Nissan are quite good, dont usually make anything too difficult to remove, apart from rusty exposed threads
Really dont remember struggling doing this,, .
But , then again, dont half the time realise if I am..
wrists go on auto pilot..

Have found, if its in the way, move it..
Might seem longer, but never is..
 

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Do you see the other bracket going around the filter, does that come off,

Then the filter slides up, and off it's bracket and then comes forward..
Nissan are quite good, dont usually make anything too difficult to remove, apart from rusty exposed threads
Really dont remember struggling doing this,, .
But , then again, dont half the time realise if I am..
wrists go on auto pilot..

Have found, if its in the way, move it..
Might seem longer, but never is..
That bracket felt pretty solid on there (when I tried), but will be worth a try again. I'll have a stab at it this weekend weather-permitting
 
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