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  1. foursprungdugtechnique

    foursprungdugtechnique Member

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    I have a slight leak at the back of the car, need to get it sorted before MOT. Anyone had to replace pipes, and what with? I was going to go to Pirtek and get fuel hose and clamps.
     
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    If its a quattro, check the fuel filter banjos.
     
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    It's not quattro, filter at the front. 14 year old pipes just getting weak. Don't really fancy paying £180 for new pipes from the stealer
     
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    the pipes are mostly plastic coated metal, if its leaking i'd expect its at a joint or something?

    I presume its a diesel?
     
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    They're metal pipes, I had repaired the front from the first rubber mount where it had rotted to about 6 inches up the bulkhead with 10mm internal diameter rubber fuel hose and clamps.
    The whole lot, front to back, flow and return is now rubber hose now, all sorted.
    £25 out of Pirtek
     
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    hmm.

    I wouldnt be having rubber hose under the car. Theres good reason they use metal in the first place!
     
  7. foursprungdugtechnique

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    They're fairly safe running in the existing fuel line clips, they're also pretty thick sidewalks and braided. The MOT tester was happy enough, and I don't rally the car, it's also SE and as high as a monster truck anyway lol
     

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