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Fuel line issue

Postby tjmarine » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:12 pm

Hi all and apologies if this has been covered

I’ve had to bleed my fuel line by removing the right (as you look backwards) aft hose from the filter assembly and fitting a pruning pump.

How in the world do you refit the pipe. I’ve tried warming it with a heat gun burnt won’t gonove the ridges on the filter fitting.

Please help I need my van tomorrow.

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Re: Fuel line issue

Postby knobby1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:19 am

You shouldn't need to bleed a Mk7, they're self bleeding. Normally we just fill the new filter with fuel before fitting and you should be good to go.

The hose fittings are just push-on jobbies, maybe the O-ring inside the fitting has dislodged or summink...??

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Re: Fuel line issue

Postby andz327 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:26 am

knobby1 wrote:You shouldn't need to bleed a Mk7, they're self bleeding. Normally we just fill the new filter with fuel before fitting and you should be good to go.

The hose fittings are just push-on jobbies, maybe the O-ring inside the fitting has dislodged or summink...??

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It's the PRUNES that's causing problem

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Re: Fuel line issue

Postby knobby1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:23 am

andz327 wrote:It's the PRUNES that's causing problem ANDZ


LOL... :lol: :lol:
I'd like to see this "pruning pump too" would indeed be interesting.

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Re: Fuel line issue

Postby Jim Archer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:30 am

Wonder if the OP has pulled the line off the connector itself rather than the connector off the filter head stub?

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Re: Fuel line issue

Postby andz327 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:49 pm

Jim Archer wrote:Wonder if the OP has pulled the line off the connector itself rather than the connector off the filter head stub?

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Was thinking that maself mate, instead of pressing the buttons in he's split pipe from connector........ Can see a new main fuel pipe getting bought soon

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Re: Fuel line issue

Postby Airthies » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:57 pm

If it's off the fitting then it might be a bit short now if it's been cut, otherwise a cup of boiling water will soften it though it might fail to seal properly now.

Go get an elbow complete with a 6" length of pipe cut off a scrapper then get a straight connector from a motor factors agricultural dealer (If there's any around) or Halfords and cut your old pipe to join in the new bit


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Re: Fuel line issue

Postby andz327 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:09 am

What was original problem that made you fook aboot with fuel pipe in first place mate

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Re: Fuel line issue

Postby knobby1 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:52 am

andz327 wrote:What was original problem that made you fook aboot with fuel pipe in first place mate

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I'm guessing he's fitted a new "empty" fuel filter and tried to start it....usually doesn't end well.

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