Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 21:21:53 -0000
From: "**-**" <m.faulksnopsamternet.com>
Subject: Re: Interesting fuel leak on C900 - check your fuel lines


"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 pointed out Grunff. My lines are aeroquip from pump to fuel rail and set in copious amounts of tiger seal where they pass throught metal, not pretty and adds a few grammes but definately won't fall out while trying to hit 1 lateral G ;-) Matt

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