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#1 MatthewF40

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 05:12 PM

Hello All

 

Driving home today there was a sudden strong smell of petrol in the car, on the driveway I popped the bonnet and can see with the engine running the fuel supply pipe is leaking just underneath the pipe that goes to the brake cylinder (arrowed in picture), like a pinhole sized fountain of petrol, I'm guessing it has chafed over the years with the pipe above.

 

Obviously this needs changing but is that feasible for a mobile mechanic on the driveway or do I need to take it to a garage or get it recovered there? Our local garage is less than a mile away but would it be idiotic to bodge a fix to drive it there or should I definitely get it recovered?  

 

What is the actual name of this pipe so I can get an idea of cost?

 

Thanks in advance. mondeo mk3 fuel pipe.jpg

 

 

 



#2 PURPLE_2L_LX

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 10:50 PM

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Very easy you could possibly replace that yourself, it simply clips on.

 

Looks like the pipe was routed differently previously, wear marks on the

top of the vacuum pipe.

 

Maybe worth adding some additional protection or making sure they are fixed

back with more clearance.

 

You could wrap some rubberised tape around the pipe for a short journey if the

damage is small.  Guy from the garage may fit it on his way home if close enough?


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MK4.5 TDCI 140 Business Estate.

 

MK3 FUSE INFO CLICK HERE ... FORD WIKI CLICK HERE .... FORD ETIS CLICK HERE

Adding your location may find someone local who could offer assistance.

F-Super, Bluetooth OBDII (ELM) and a MS509 scanners (test subjects required).

ForDiag now available to victims.


#3 MatthewF40

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:36 PM

Very easy you could possibly replace that yourself, it simply clips on.

 

Looks like the pipe was routed differently previously, wear marks on the

top of the vacuum pipe.

 

Maybe worth adding some additional protection or making sure they are fixed

back with more clearance.

 

You could wrap some rubberised tape around the pipe for a short journey if the

damage is small.  Guy from the garage may fit it on his way home if close enough?

Thanks for the reply, yes the vacuum pipe used to rub against the bottom side of the engine cover but I put a small strip of foam to stop any future chafing on that. I have found the fuel pipe I need so may give it a go. They seem to sell a lot of these which is a bit concerning!

 

Matthew 



#4 MatthewF40

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Posted Today, 06:15 PM

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All sorted, it was indeed very easy to swap out the part, even with my basic skills!


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#5 PURPLE_2L_LX

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Posted Today, 06:35 PM

Maybe worth wrapping a bit of tape around them unless you moved

them apart when fitting.


MK4.5 TDCI 140 Business Estate.

 

MK3 FUSE INFO CLICK HERE ... FORD WIKI CLICK HERE .... FORD ETIS CLICK HERE

Adding your location may find someone local who could offer assistance.

F-Super, Bluetooth OBDII (ELM) and a MS509 scanners (test subjects required).

ForDiag now available to victims.


#6 MatthewF40

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Posted Today, 07:19 PM

Maybe worth wrapping a bit of tape around them unless you moved

them apart when fitting.

I added tape at the points where they were close together and cut some of the old braiding off the scrap part to further protect the new fuel line at that point too, I will be keeping a close eye on it all for a while. Its also quite concerning how far the engine cover has cut into the top of the Power Steering reservoir, protected that now too.   






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