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Fuel leak

kev1000 Oct 22, 2012

  1. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    Noticed a smell of petrol last night so checked it out today and i found one of the fuel lines has a hole in it.
    it's one of the Lines at the front of the fuel filter.
    its about 3 inches from the filter and its looks like the line is after wearing away from rubbing off the body of the car.
    as I have the car on the ground, I can't get a good look at much.
    just wondering how much of a job is it to replace the line and is it one full line going all the way to the engine?
    from the little I can see, it seems like a nightmare of a job.
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    its an arse to do
    worse if you havent got a lift.
     
  3. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    Made a mistake in the first post.
    the line is at the back of the fuel filter so it's one of the ones going to the tank.
     
  4. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    no idea never change one going back to tank
     
  5. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    Thanks bez.
    looks like a tank off job.
     
  6. lanceneoman

    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

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    its not a major job, but you need a ramp really. take it to a garage and get a price just for fitting, you can get the pipe yourself to save money, but id get it changed soon as it could get worse.
     
  7. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    its spraying out loads of petrol.
    a friend who is a mechanic in a seat main dealer is doing it for me tomorrow night.
     
  8. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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    My friend was able to repair the line without having to take it off so not too bad a job in the end.
    A bit alarming to see how Audi fitted a fuel line and left it against a sharp edge of the body.
    A disaster waiting to happen.
     

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