Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:01:51 -0000
From: "chris" <chrisnopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: Interesting fuel leak on C900 - check your fuel lines


"**-**" <m.faulksnopsamternet.com> wrote in message news:c0m3hg$1993c4$1nopsam99813.news.uni-berlin.de... > > "Grunff" <grunffnopsam.com> wrote in message > news:c0lrc2$19jl5n$1nopsam52899.news.uni-berlin.de... > > One of our T16 C900s started smelling a bit petroly on a trip to the big > > city yesterday. Had a look today, and found a nice leak. I haven't come > > across this one before, so I thought it was worth alerting other C900 > > owners. > > > > The fuel and fuel-return pipes merge from the bulkhead at the bottom on > > the (UK) passenger side. They then pass through part of the steel > > bodywork to which the wishbones are mounted, and back out into the > > engine bay. They pass through two holes in steel sheet, about 25mm > > diameter. > > > > There should be either a grommet, or a rubber sleeve to protect the > > plastic fuel pipes. On this car, this protection wasn't present. > > Presumably it fell off/was removed at some point during the past 14 years. > > > > As a result, the steel had rubbed a nice notch right through the fuel > > pipe. It was gently squirting out a stream of petrol. > > > > So next time you're looking in that area, take a look at the two fuel > > pipes. Make sure they aren't damaged, and are protected from rubbing > > against the panels. > > > > -- > > Grunff Well worth checking out fuel pipes reguarly on any car, especially the plastic injecktor pipes on k-jet models.. In the early 80's a friend had a '76 EMS burst into flames coz of those pipes...

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