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Old 07-19-2005, 13:02   #1 (permalink)
marp
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1.8 TdCi engine fuel leak

I have a 2003 TdCi 1.8 (115 hp) with 57000 miles on the clock,
purchased a couple of weeks ago from a garage.
Whenever I start the engine hot, thereís a smell of diesel from the
air vents and on idle after running at cruising speed. Also a slight
stutter when pulling gently at 1800 - 2000 rpm (this may be
characteristic of the engine, I donít know..).
There are signs of fuel leaking from somewhere around the injector
ramp, but canít see from where exactly.
A guy I talked to yesterday mentioned problems on this model with the
injector seals.
Anyone know about this ? Could it be the source of the problem ?
The garage are going to take a look at it, but I thought Iíd get some
info beforehand.
Thanks

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Old 07-21-2005, 13:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1.8 TdCi engine fuel leak

"marp" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
news:1_631934_f65ddda3a14cc5a9a069c0006bbb7503@autoforumz.com...
>I have a 2003 TdCi 1.8 (115 hp) with 57000 miles on the clock,
> purchased a couple of weeks ago from a garage.
> Whenever I start the engine hot, there's a smell of diesel from the
> air vents and on idle after running at cruising speed. Also a slight
> stutter when pulling gently at 1800 - 2000 rpm (this may be
> characteristic of the engine, I don't know..).
> There are signs of fuel leaking from somewhere around the injector
> ramp, but can't see from where exactly.
> A guy I talked to yesterday mentioned problems on this model with the
> injector seals.
> Anyone know about this ? Could it be the source of the problem ?
> The garage are going to take a look at it, but I thought I'd get some
> info beforehand.


Hi. Mine hasn't experienced this problem, and I personally haven't heard of
it before, but there are folks on this group who have been very helpful to
me in the past.

A word of warning, if you suspect a fuel leak around the fuel rail, *don't*
go anywhere near it. It operates at a very high pressure and if you are in
close proximity to a leak it could potentially have fatal consequences.



G.


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Old 07-21-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Re: 1.8 TdCi engine fuel leak

"" wrote:
> "marp" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:1_631934_f65ddda3a14cc5a9a069c0006bbb7503@autoforumz.com...
> >I have a 2003 TdCi 1.8 (115 hp) with 57000 miles on the

> clock,
> > purchased a couple of weeks ago from a garage.
> > Whenever I start the engine hot, there's a smell of diesel

> from the
> > air vents and on idle after running at cruising speed. Also

> a slight
> > stutter when pulling gently at 1800 - 2000 rpm (this may be
> > characteristic of the engine, I don't know..).
> > There are signs of fuel leaking from somewhere around the

> injector
> > ramp, but can't see from where exactly.
> > A guy I talked to yesterday mentioned problems on this model

> with the
> > injector seals.
> > Anyone know about this ? Could it be the source of the

> problem ?
> > The garage are going to take a look at it, but I thought I'd

> get some
> > info beforehand.

>
> Hi. Mine hasn't experienced this problem, and I personally
> haven't heard of
> it before, but there are folks on this group who have been
> very helpful to
> me in the past.
>
> A word of warning, if you suspect a fuel leak around the fuel
> rail, *don't*
> go anywhere near it. It operates at a very high pressure and
> if you are in
> close proximity to a leak it could potentially have fatal
> consequences.
>
>
>
> G.


Thanks for the advice !
It was in the shop today and I got it back this evening. The mechanic
tightened up a loose injector apparently.
Weíll see how it goes on the trip tomorrow - 1500 km.

The garage did to confirm an apparent problem with these engines,
although failed to give any details

If I get any more feedback, Iíll post.

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