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    Smile Diesel Leak from Mk4 1.7td Vauxhall Engine

    Hi, im new to this site so big hello to everyone.

    Just bought an Mk4 Astra Envoy.

    I have a diesel leak on my engine. Its the 1.7td vauxhall engine. I have replaced the 3 hoses which go from each injector (which were leaking) and a snapped fuel line but i have noticed diesel bubbling coming from the bottom of 3 injectors and one of the glow plugs. Im thinking or shall i say hoping that this is just some sort of washer which has failed.

    Please help!!!!!!!!!!!

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    have you checked the injector is tight, just a thought

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    same with the glow plug
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    I have checked all of them and they seem fine to me. The bolt on the glow plug that is leaking is sheared so needs a new one anyway.

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    Sorted the leak. in the end it was the fuel line, where it bolts on the injector the diesel was running down this making it look like it was the copper washer. I tightend it a bit more and hey presto. I think people are mistaken for copper washers as it bubbles round where the injector goes into the block, this is only because of the diesel running down and the heat making it bubble. I spoke to a mechanic who worked with Vauxhall's for over 20 years and he said he never has had to change the copper washers on the injectors on these engines.

    diesel pumps and head gaskets are the most common problems he's had to deal with on these engines.

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