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Old 17-12-16, 15:45
andyduk1 andyduk1 is offline
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I have been having major problems starting my 1.9 abl engine first thing . It's more of an issue on a hill facing upwards. I was having a look today and the yellow pipe that goes from the fuel filter to the injector has a slight split by the base , Could this be the issue ? . Also it's standard fuel pipe that it sticks into , can I use the 4mm braided type ? . Sorry for stupid question but I don't understand fuel systems .

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Old 17-12-16, 23:09
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Anyone please
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Old 18-12-16, 00:04
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I had a similar issue on my old car. The hose had a split and was letting air in causing fuel to return to the tank. Hence being harder to start.

I replaced hose with some fuel hose and jubilee clips to sort the problem.

It's the internal diameter of the pipe you need to check before ordering new hoses.

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Old 18-12-16, 00:08
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I'm no expert mate but it could be your injector seals. Fuel runs back to the tank if as you say sat on an incline. Please don't go and change these with a proper test! Just trying to throw something the mix and bump your post.

I hope you get it fixed buddy.
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Old 18-12-16, 00:38
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I would suggest visiting a garage and paying for rectification and repair.

Any visible damage to fuel hoses is immediate cause for concern, and fuel systems arent exactly amateur territory even for DIY enthusiasts.

If I had to guess it sounds like air is bleeding into the system.
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Old 18-12-16, 08:12
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Many thanks for your advise guys , as always it all makes sense.

Cheers Andy
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Old 18-12-16, 20:44
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Had a similar problem a few weeks ago with the leak off pipes from the injectors.......just buy 1m of this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DIESEL-LEA...cAAOxy79JSU8pT

some of the pipes can be temp. shortened and reconnected in the short term.

just browse for the correct grade and bore size on ebay.
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Old 18-12-16, 21:03
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I would suggest visiting a garage and paying for rectification and repair.

Any visible damage to fuel hoses is immediate cause for concern, and fuel systems arent exactly amateur territory even for DIY enthusiasts.

If I had to guess it sounds like air is bleeding into the system.
Are you really saying that it's beyond a simple-minded T4 owner to replace a few rubber pipes?
FFS...it's the 1st thing people say to change, and people do it in Halfords carpark!

Andy, as Steve says....just get 1m of that and replace each length with the same.....
30 min job at most, and that's one thing you know it ain't !
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Old 18-12-16, 21:10
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Had a similar problem a few weeks ago with the leak off pipes from the injectors.......just buy 1m of this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DIESEL-LEA...cAAOxy79JSU8pT

some of the pipes can be temp. shortened and reconnected in the short term.

just browse for the correct grade and bore size on ebay.
Many thanks Steve , just ordered it now .
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Old 18-12-16, 21:13
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Are you really saying that it's beyond a simple-minded T4 owner to replace a few rubber pipes?
FFS...it's the 1st thing people say to change, and people do it in Halfords carpark!

Andy, as Steve says....just get 1m of that and replace each length with the same.....
30 min job at most, and that's one thing you know it ain't !
Cheers for that . One question the pipe between 3 and 4 looks tight, can I lengthen this slightly ? .
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