Fiat X250 Problems

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  1. injebreck99

    injebreck99 Funster

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    We have just returned from what should have been a relaxing weekend at a friends CL at Cley in Norfolk, On the way there on Saturday afternoon, on a 2 lane road, a tractor with machinery sticking out the drivers side took my mirror off, despite having mirror guards fitted, needless to say, he didn't stop, possibly didn't know he had done it, I had cars behind me so could not pull over at first, eventually went back, but could not find the tractor, the mirror was hanging by the wires, I managed to tape it out of the way, not a good start to the weekend.
    On returning home today, pulled into the drive and found diesel leaking from the fuel filter, this is the filter that has been on for a while as the M/H has only done 6K miles.
    2 questions, has anyone else had a fuel filter suddenly start leaking an 130 bhp engine, also has anyone tried putting the short arm mirrors on a coachbuilt M/H,(2009 Swift Bolero or similar), to narrow the mirrors, to minimise damaging collisions, if so, was it satisfactory.??:Angry::swear:
     
  2. Phill D

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    On the fuel filter, i am fairly certain they are a sealed unit with push and lock fittings, it could be one has unlocked itself. Its easy to get too top right of engine compartment.
     
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    We, too, have had a mirror to mirror "incident". As expensive as they are, think I would prefer the long armed version to ensure good rear view as opposed to reducing risk of similar incident by going for the short armed version. Personally (and I think this probably goes for most Funsters) I spend a lot of time checking both mirrors.

    Steve
     
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    I have checked the pipes, all are connected OK, the leak seems to be coming from the locking ring area.
    I agree that the long arm mirrors are best, would like to minimize the cost of further damaged mirrors, anyone tried the short arm version.?
     
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    Leaking filters are really common as they are a real bitch to get to seal up in the first place

    All you can do is take the top off wipe grease on the rubber ring faces and refit the top
    It took about 6 times to get it to seal and in the end it tightened and sealed using an oil filter strap !
     
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    Fuel filter

    I bought a new filter today, couldn't get the securing ring undone due to flexing of the filter housing/aqssembly, I removed the N/S headlamp (easy), gave me much more room to get my filter grips in, fitted new filter, lightly greased ring, and reassembled everything, couldn't for the life of me see anything wrong with the old filter or ring, but cured anyway.:thumb:
     
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