Broken fuel filter clips

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Hey, my neice c3 injector fork broke I manged to replace the fork, copper washer and bolt but I manged to break the fule feed pipe with the white tab that connects to the fule filiter housing the actually plastic part of the fuel filiter that goes in the the feed pipes as snapped in the pipe but the white clips on the pipe is broken itself so im not sure weather I need to replace the pipe and fule filiter housing?.

I tried to glue the pipe back on and start the car, it did start but shut after like with in 30 sec. Tried starting it again but wounding start, I dosnt see the any smoke or hiss sound comming from the injecter so thats all fixed. Would this cuase the car not to start if there a leak or air as got into to it?

I see the there's white tabs and green tabs on the fule feed pipes what are they and what the difference?

Il try and and some photos.

Out of curiosity would fule leak when I try to start the car with the fue pipe feed disconnected but with plastic bit that snapped off from fule filiter housing attached to it?.
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Hi

Get the whole new pipe sets from Citroen. Purge all the air out with the hand priming pump.

The car will start after a fair bit of cranking

Be very careful not to break the plastic parts They are expensive to replace.

It may have been cheaper for a professional to replace the parts with less damage.
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I manged to take out the broken plastic piece out the pipe that come off the fuel filiter housing and looks like there bit of the white locking tab left to lock the plastic bot in, I think all I need is the fuel filiter housing itself.

If I had ro change the pipe do I need to get complete harness or is it possible just replace rhe one pipe amd does this pipe go to the tank?
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You need the complete pipe set.

They are made to be one piece and changed as a whole.

Change all the parts that are broken for better reliability.

You don't want any fuel leaks.
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The thing is the broken connector as been in locked postion for few years without any leaks , fingers crossed when I refit the fuel filter it locks back inplace.

By the way do the 1.4 hdi and 1.6hdi have the same fuel filter, the scrapyard near me as 1.6 hdi fuel filiter in stock.
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Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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C3CAR wrote: Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:45 am You need the complete pipe set.

They are made to be one piece and changed as a whole.

Change all the parts that are broken for better reliability.

You don't want any fuel leaks.
Worst case scenario oif I need to replace is it easy job, is there any diagram or instruction on how to do it?
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