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

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  1. mark e

    mark e

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    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:
     
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  2. Blisters

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    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

    Graham
     
  3. pappajohn

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    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.
     
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