Diesel leak on 2.8jtd Ducato

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  1. jezport

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    We were away last weekend and noticed diesel dripping from the fuel pump. We got the recovery company out who told us it was OK to drive as it only was a small drip that was coming from the rear of the pump. We drove it 250miles and it seemed to only drip when cold, after another 100miles it seems to have stopped leaking.

    Has anyone else had a diesel leak on the low pressure side of the pump?

    I always say that nothing fixes it self but I dont want to pay for taking the pump out as it will be a big job.
     
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    :cry::cry: new low pressure seals needed:cry::cry:
     
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    Is it possible for the diesel to get blown on or drip on the exhaust system? if so treat the leak as an urgently needed repair, as there is a fire risk.

    Doug...
     
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    Any idea of what I should pay?
     
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    No, the leak is only small and away from the exhaust.
     
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    friend took it to srs,, local comp that recons pumps ,,, i will ask how much he payed them,,, but they did it in a day in work shop,,, replaced sceals and ballenced it to vech :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Probably a couple of hundred region. Certainly no more than four at the most expensive place!

    It won't catch fire or explode, diesel isn't actually flammable unless sprayed in a fine mist - a bit like interior cleaner!:BigGrin:

    I was expecting to read that the injector rail had failed, as this was a common fault on your year, may pay to check that it was replaced on recall whilst you are there!

    Look on the bright side - a dribble a day keeps the rust at bay.
     
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    Cheers, where is local?
     
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    My van is an 05 model, I thought the problems were on earlier models?
     
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    Any suggestions of a good garage who will know how to do the pump fora sensible price near Leeds?
     
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