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    Unhappy How can i fix my petrol leak??

    I have just noticed that i have a petrol leak coming from the hose near the rear drivers side arch of my MK4 hatch. Is there a way to repair this or do i have to get the hose replaced??

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    I wouldn't **** around with anything involving brakes or petrol, get it reaplced if i were you.

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    how much is this likely to cost? and is it easy enough to do myself if i get the part?
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    Looks like the filler pipe for the petrol tank. Looks like its connected using a jubliee clip. Remove jublee clip (with half a tank of petrol not a full one!!!) remove the pipe and see whats going on!

    Looks also like its been leaking on the outside of the verticle pipe so check all the seals back up to the refueling port.

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    just my luck, i filled the tank to the brim only two days ago! will i have to drain the petrol?

    ...however, i know that the pipe/hose is nackered because i can see tiny splits all around(as shown on the picture) - this is where it is leaking from.

    would i be safe to cut it before the damage and join fresh hose to it?
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    Do it right, replace like for like, dont mess about trying to bodge it. This is petrol not water !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordNikon View Post
    Do it right, replace like for like, dont mess about trying to bodge it. This is petrol not water !!!!

    Lol thats why i asked if it was 'safe', i can't see where the other end of the hose leads to . Will i be best off taking this to a garage and be prepared to get ripped off?
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    If it was me,

    Run the car until red light comes on
    Fill up Jerry can and have it at home
    Take car home, put bowl or bucket etc under pipe
    remove pipe completely and slowly
    Replace with new pipe
    Ensure seals are good and tight - replace clips if necessary
    Make sure pipes are clean and dry
    Fill up car from jerry can
    start car - do not rev it !!!
    Check pipe while it idles for 10-15mins
    if no leaks fill up and spend the money you've saved ! lol

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    It'll lead to the petrol tank if I'm correct. As has been said don't try and bodge anything replace like for like using proper Vauxhall parts. Petrol is a solvent and will quite happily eat through plastic and in some cases rubber, so just get it done properly.

    Why not phone your vauxhall dealer and ask them about the part. Describe the area your talking about and ask them where it leads to. They will have diagrams infront of them showing how it all fits together. They can tell you how it attachs and where it leads to ect. They can also give you a price.

    Most garages will hate you bringing in a full tank of petrol because believe it or not even when the red lights flashing at you for more fuel, theres loads in the tank and its heavy as ****. You'd be best of draining it out. I'm not sure how you'd do this but I would try disconnecting it from the petrol filter and turn the ignition on so the pump begins to whine and hopefully it would start pumping out your fuel????? I'm not 100% on that but I think it would work. Your best of changing your fuel filter now anyway as whatever has corroded may be in your tank and could be caught in your current filter.

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    this job sounds horrible! I just don't wan't to lose all of the petrol that i've just put in there as i'm out of work also at the moment and i'm skint....couldn't of happened at a worse time!
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