I guess it's not ideal when stuff is spraying out?

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robdean
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I guess it's not ideal when stuff is spraying out?

Post by robdean » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:50 pm

I'd love some help - I'm not at all knowledgeable about car gubbins.

The initial problem which got me looking under the car was the exhaust. I fixed a hole in it, only to find another as soon as I fixed it. And another as soon as I fixed that. All in totally different places.

Whereupon...

Looking under the car to examine the still slightly raspberry-blowing exhaust, I have an Apollo 13 moment: 'Houston, we appear to be venting something into space.'

A very fine cold aerosol coming out of a pinhole or two in the thingummy pictured below. I guess it's brake hyraulics? Or something absurdly not?

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Picture taken from under driver's side door, looking towards passenger side rear wheel.

I'd be very grateful for any advice!

Erk, just realised my cheek's covered in grit from the driveway...

Thanks,
Rob

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Re: I guess it's not ideal when stuff is spraying out?

Post by harriet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:00 pm

That will be the fuel filter :(

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Re: I guess it's not ideal when stuff is spraying out?

Post by robdean » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:48 pm

Thanks Harriet,

I wondered about fuel but didn't think I'd smelled any - however I maybe didn't try very hard.

Can anyone indicate how big a job this is to sort out?

Thanks,
Rob

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Re: I guess it's not ideal when stuff is spraying out?

Post by robdean » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:57 am

Fixed! I paid a garage to do it as I didn't fancy crawling under the car and having petrol pour in my face: £34 all inclusive, which seemed fair enough!

Many thanks,
Rob

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Re: I guess it's not ideal when stuff is spraying out?

Post by strongtom » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:28 am

good option and not a bad price, the fuel filter itself would have been more than half of that and I changed one a couple of years ago, the hardest "simple" job I have done, corroded fuel pipe couplings and lots of fuel in the face were among my woes.
Had a Turbo, then got a celebration, then had to go back to Turbo!!!

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Re: I guess it's not ideal when stuff is spraying out?

Post by robdean » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:54 am

It did all look really corroded, which was another thing which put me off. The old school mechanic at the garage seemed to have little regard for his boss (and warned me not to let him sell me stuff I didn't need!), but when he asked what his boss had charged me, even he seemed to think the final bill was very fair...

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