Diesel leak.............

Discussion in 'Fiat' started by mark e, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. mark e

    mark e

    Sep 29, 2007
    Rhondda Valleys, S Wales
    Last few mornings noticed a wet patch under the engine bay of my 2000 fiat ducato, 2.8jdtd. Went and travelled 200 miles this weekend to famous Tenby Wales and used about £50 diesel. Thought WHAT :whatthe: tonight and checked where the motorhome was parked only to unload it, to find 2 little wet patches of fresh DIESEL i think :Eeek:

    Not mechanically minded but it's in the middle of the engine bay, of what i think is the alternator bit. Looks as if it could be leaking from the carbaretor above, if the 2.8 jdtd has one ! Bottam part of the leak is a metal round case that has a rubber nipple on it about 1cm or so.

    Can anybody help diagnose while i call a couple of garages tommorow morning ?
    Thanks in advance, as usual.........................:thumb:
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  2. Blisters


    Apr 2, 2008
    Stoke on Trent
    Hi, carb are for Petrol engines, Diesel have pumps, I have the 2.8jtd but not sure were the pump is, but if its a round cylinder i suspect it will be your fuel filter, and it as propberbly only come lose, if so this is nothing and will soon be sorted

  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    YO11 2BD
    if it is diesel, which im not doubting, then it sounds like a fractured/corroded fuel line or a leaking fuel filter housing.
    as you have no mechanical knowledge, no offence, you need a garage to check it out and replace whatever's leaking.

    sorry, missed the bit about the round cylinder.....that will be the fuel filter and as Graham said....easily fixed.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009

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