Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 19:58:57 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Interesting fuel leak on C900 - check your fuel lines


in article c0lrc2$19jl5n$1nopsam52899.news.uni-berlin.de, Grunff at grunffnopsam.com wrote on 14/02/2004 19:00: > 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. Duly noted - thanks Grunff. Paul

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