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    Diesel leak, please help!!

    Arite lads, had mot this weekend, went in like Mr Confident as usual, and FAILED as usual, one of my problems is diesel leak!

    Which i cannot find anywhere, jacked the car up and the only place i can see, is, if i slide under the car so im looking directly at the oil sump bolt there is what possibly looks like a sensor above and to the right i can see precious precious diesel dripping down.

    Is there a common fault around this area?

    Please give me some suggestions as i need to get this sorted asap and don't know a great deal about engines!

    Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance.

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    What engine do you have mate?

    And why not go back to the testing place and ask them to tell you were it is leaking?


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    1.7dti the bloke said he didnt know, bit of an arse by all accounts tbh, just thought id post up on here incase there was a common problem around that area such as a fuel switch or something!

    anyone any ideas?

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    could be the fuel spill pipe.

    Though if i was you, i would ask him how he could fail it on a fuel leak if he doesnt even know where it is coming from. seems abit weird to me tbh mate.


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    hes just abit of a *****, i took the car there with a rear brake light out (the top light above the window, but as the back window is tinted, tools etc) he failed it, then he said my washers didnt work, so i used them there infront of him they worked fine, and have NEVER failed for me

    cough cough sparrow wrists haha

    he said he dropped it down because it was ' pissing diesel everywhere' major exageration, my rocker gasket cover is on its way out/has gone so it does drip oil, minute amounts but if its sat on the ramp running for 20 for the emmisions, it will drip,

    most certainly not pissing out, he tried charging me 45 aswell! told him to get ****ed and gave him 40, ive got to go back to him though for the retest, and he will charge me for it aswell.

    i always say i wont go back but always do as it backs onto my uncles, not next time though (he says again)

    proper c unit if you ask me,

    do you possibly have a picture of said fuel spill pipe? ive getting better with my nova engine componants but the dervs is beyond me yet!!

    thanks for your time too fella, its useful!

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    i have a pic from mine but not yours mate ( I have 2.0dti)

    But if you look at where the injector pipes are mate. there will be a pipe that runs between them going into the next one (via T connectors) and they will all join up into one pipe that will run itself back to the fuel pump., it will drop down as its gravity fed.



    thats mine and its highlighted in red mate. you can see where it runs down the engine block.

    if it is this its a few quid for a new pipe, (ebay, not VX as they charge an horrific amount).


    I strongly advise you take it elsewhere and contemplate reporting him to trading standards as well mate.


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    thanks for your help mate, im going to check it out tonight, had a date with some rust on the nova haha

    i will let you know how i get on, and aye im not going back there for sure!

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    if not let us know mate.
    Could be injector pipes, covers, gasket gone etc


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    If it's dripping down the back of the engine, it's most likely coming out of the fuel filter - it's the black canister about the centre of the bulkhead just below where the passenger side wiper arm ends.

    There's a good chance that's leaking as it's a plastic filter housing and easily broken if the person changing the filter is careless.

    Suggestion - use a different MOT station, one not operated by a moron.
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    would the fuel filted be the chap with 25nm written on it? or is that the fuel pump?

    thanks for replying ZS, and yeah i know i will haha

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