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michael vass
Grand Master
Username: mikebentleyturbo2

Post Number: 344
Registered: 7-2015
Posted on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 06:15:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi all thought I would treat the car to a new
Fuel filter ,5 min job right? No..
Pipe was rusted by union and split,OK new pipe to rear, then rear pipe split in grommet, OK change rear pipe, pig over subframe OK, no now leaking from y price on pump 245 from fs.
No I'll make one , job goes on. All the pipes were rotted through , check yours!
Mike
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1650
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 07:10:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

What a nightmare Mike.
I had somewhat of the same problem with the daughter in laws Corolla, but not to that extent.
Overtightening of fuel pipes and oil filters is a real pet hate of mine.

Good luck with the rest of the job.
Just be sure to use genuine rubbers if they need replacing.
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Paul Yorke
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Username: paul_yorke

Post Number: 1834
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 07:23:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Welcome to my world. Lol. These cars are so ungrateful!!

Usually after the grommet there is another connection. Past there the pipe is usually rust free.

I usually use a compression joint there and make up a copper pipe to run to the filter.

Everybody should rustproof there's now :-).

That includes undoing the P clips and rustproofing inside them.

Whilst you are at it do the pipes by the tank outlet and the suspension pipes. . . Paying particular attention to pulling back the coloured rubber sleeves and rustproofing under them.

Schedule this job for a time when you can be without it for a few days just in case.
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Trevor pickering
Experienced User
Username: commander1

Post Number: 18
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 17:23:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Just had a good look at the fuel lines on my car and I have found they are very rusty and at one point on a bend there is a damp patch that is fuel starting to seep through.
I intend to replace all this pipe with copper.
Is it OK to use compression fittings or should I silver solder all the joints.

Thanks

Trevor Pickering
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richard george yeaman
Grand Master
Username: richyrich

Post Number: 785
Registered: 4-2012
Posted on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 17:38:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I would use solder where I can And compression where I cant.

Richard.
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michael vass
Grand Master
Username: mikebentleyturbo2

Post Number: 345
Registered: 7-2015
Posted on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 17:59:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Paul
You have my sympathise!
Not sure where these coloured rubber boots are i'll have a look for them ta.
Trevor ,I dread to think how much fuel has leaked from mine, looks like I have opened a can of worms eh?
Cheers all
Mike
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Mark Aldridge
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Username: mark_aldridge

Post Number: 443
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 19:00:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Been there,done it ,got the filthy t shirt ! My problems also started as a simple filter change and ended up with all new pipes.
Mark
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Paul Yorke
Grand Master
Username: paul_yorke

Post Number: 1835
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 19:32:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

PS . If using a compression joint be aware that it will need to be a steel rated one but change the Olive on the copper side to a copper olive.
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michael vass
Grand Master
Username: mikebentleyturbo2

Post Number: 346
Registered: 7-2015
Posted on Sunday, 13 August, 2017 - 04:46:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

hi all some pics for you

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michael vass
Grand Master
Username: mikebentleyturbo2

Post Number: 347
Registered: 7-2015
Posted on Sunday, 13 August, 2017 - 04:47:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

fixed

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richard george yeaman
Grand Master
Username: richyrich

Post Number: 786
Registered: 4-2012
Posted on Sunday, 13 August, 2017 - 06:08:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

A work of art, what diameter is the copper pipe.

Richard.
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michael vass
Grand Master
Username: mikebentleyturbo2

Post Number: 348
Registered: 7-2015
Posted on Sunday, 13 August, 2017 - 17:39:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Richard
It's 8mm
Thanks for the complment
Mike

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