Engine & Gearbox Diesel Fuel Filter Question - Angled/Wonky/Squashed?

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Sphinx, Monday 24th Nov, 2014.

  1. Sphinx Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi,

    I bought a brand new diesel filter off ebay.

    Its stamped with the part number Denso 16901-RJL-E01 which is the correct one for my facelift Accord.

    However it looks like little wonky/angled to me to at the top. See pics.

    Before i send it back - Is it supposed to be like this?

    Thanks in Advance.

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yup to offset the water sensor so it easy to get to.

    When you remove the water sensor you will find the sensor internal on a offset too.
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  3. Sphinx Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thats great - thanks -

    is this new thing? Just been comparing pictures on the internet to other ones, and all of them seem level and not angled?
     
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Show me the pictures and part numbers for them please.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    They all look like to have a offset to me mate.
     
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  7. Sphinx Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Just to check - its the red lines I am referring to in the pic :

    The first one seem to have an angle, where the second is completely straight?


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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Mate if you need reassurance why don't you ring HH ask to speak to parts they will remove the filter and you will get your clarification from a second person.
     
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  9. Sphinx Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Cheers dude - initially I was going to pop in to a local dealer to see what they say - just thought I would check on here first.

    Thanks for you help. :Smile:
     
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  10. Sphinx Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Popped into the local dealer today and compared it to another one.

    The dealer one is completely straight all round - not angled at all, which means mine has suffered damage of some sort.

    Will be returning it to the seller.

    Thanks for your input. Cheers dude.
     
  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    really strange...
     
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  12. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I've not seen one like that and I've changed mine 3 times now and they've never been angled/bent/damaged like that one!
     
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