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possible fuel leak
« on: May 09, 2015, 11:40:44 am »
I have a galaxy mk3 1.8tdci 07 and possible have a fuel leak but cant find the source.
If anyone has any knowledge of possible locations please contact me, also could be helpful if any photos of areas as well.

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 12:29:16 pm »
For you to suspect a fuel leak there must be some evidence of leakage, is an area wet with fuel or can you just smell it?
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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 12:34:28 pm »
Its both can smell the fuel without running the engine and noticing fulid on the floor under the car.
I have taken off the under tray and its wet but we have had alot of rain but can smell the fuel

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 12:44:21 pm »
Right, so it's in the engine bay area? And it's enough to leave fuel on the floor if you leave the vehicle parked overnight? If this is the case I would try leaving the undertray off and after letting the vehicle sit overnight see whereabouts the fuel has landed on the floor the following day (you need a dry day/night ideally!), this should help narrow down where any fuel is leaking from- e.g, front or rear of engine, drivers or passengers side etc.
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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2015, 07:06:47 pm »
Have possibly found the problem, there are bubbles around an inlet. Oh bugger.
I think its going to be expensive as i dont work at mo got made redundant and money is tight as a gnats arse.

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2015, 07:53:10 pm »
Correction to previous comment its not the inlet its an injector

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2015, 08:59:41 pm »
That's not necessarily major aggro to sort, it could be something as simple as a loose union or leaking return pipe or something, can you post a picture of the area it's leaking from?
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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 09:10:48 pm »
Will see if i can take a photo or quick film of the problem tomorrow

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2015, 11:37:47 am »
Small video of problem

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2015, 12:18:02 pm »
Cant upload any videos or pictures can anyone help with how to

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2015, 12:41:24 pm »
See below for help with pictures.

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2015, 03:02:16 pm »
Have tried doing the resizing of the video but still wont upload, please can i pass the video onto someone who could upload it for me

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2015, 05:53:34 pm »
you can try emailing them to me.

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Re: possible fuel leak
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2015, 07:55:35 pm »
Hi chris

I have tried to trim the video down as its to large to send by email.
Im going to a local garage tomorrow and have a word with them about the problem.
I had a friend have a look and he thinks it could be the seals the have gone cause the engine runs ok without cutting out. But will c what the garage says tomorrow

Thanks again

 

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