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Author Topic: Diesel woes sorted  (Read 540 times)
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bobhenry999
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« on: 23 March, 2017, 08:59:02 PM »

Chaps,

I picked the Coupe up this afternoon, and all is now well.

Local garage drained the tank, blew out the fuel line, emptied the float chamber, fitted a new fuel filter and refilled with petrol, and the car runs absolutely fine, so it seems no damage was done.

I brimmed the tank and took it for a blast to clear out any diesel residue from the exhaust and it runs perfectly, in fact it seems to be running better than ever !
Or maybe that`s just a trick of my imagination.

I might look into welding a narrower fuel neck into the tank`s filler to prevent a repeat, providing it`s not too big a job, otherwise I will just have to make sure I engage brain when refuelling in the future !

Anyway, the important thing is it`s not done any harm, so thanks for all your support and advice.

Bob
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« Reply #1 on: 23 March, 2017, 09:12:49 PM »

Welding and fuel filler sound a bit frightening in the same sentence. Could you press fit a restrictor into the neck of the existing filler?
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bobhenry999
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« Reply #2 on: 23 March, 2017, 09:20:35 PM »

Yes I know what you mean, that is probably a better solution, thanks.

Bob
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« Reply #3 on: 24 March, 2017, 12:32:58 PM »


Surely its the sort of problem you only have the once?   
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« Reply #4 on: 24 March, 2017, 01:58:11 PM »


Surely its the sort of problem you only have the once?   
Oh to be young David!
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