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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2010, 12:35 pm Thread Starter
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Fuel Filler Filling!!

I'm sure this has been covered before but my fuel filler cap fills with water which conveniently dumps into the fuel tank when the filler cap is opened. I guess there is a drain hole somewhere thats blocked...any suggestions/remidies other than moving to a sunnier climate.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2010, 8:32 pm
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yup.. easy fix most likely. The drain tube tends to get clogged down where it makes a bend where the connections are next to the fuel lines under the tank at the fuel pump. Just pull the small hose off (two of them.. one for drain, (clogged one) one to vent to cannister. Keep them in the right order. run a piece of small wire.. guitar strings work great, like a snake up into it. That should do it. (yes you do take the right side panel off)

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2010, 6:51 am Thread Starter
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Thanks for that. The right side panel is off already due to a leaking fuel pipe connector. I'll dismantle the girlfriends guitar tonight, that will impress her!

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You are changing the fuel connectors to something more robust.. right!!!???

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You are changing the fuel connectors to something more robust.. right!!!???

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At the very least change the male ends of the quick-disconnects to metal. The Colder brand (CCP) is a direct fit.

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Yeah, I believe the replacement is a metal version.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2010, 7:59 pm
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Er, if they're not metal, smile politely, and drop them in the rubbish, where they belong.

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Wink Clogged fuel filler water drain line

Might try a blast with a rubber tipped air nozzle firmly held against the drain hole before snaking the line. Could save a little time especially for those who hadn't already removed the plastic. If it blows the line off little is lost as it will now drain anyway and the plastic will need to come off to replace and snake it.
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Thanks guys. A new metal connector came in the post yesterday so will get fitted at the weekend.
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Good news on the connector (I take it you mean "quick disconnect fitting"), but, er, only one? There are two sets of disconnects: "fuel feed" and "fuel return". Both are prone to the same failure - the ...ah... male bit snaps off. Not a good thing.

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