just got home in our Autotrail to smell Diesel.....

sean n maggie

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just got back from a long trip in the van and smelt diesel...looks like we could have a leak nearside as its dripping from just behind the front wheel strut....i have tried to get under to look and looks like there might be a small black fuel filter there,,,,is this leak common on a Autotrail on 08 plate ? it,s going in to garage tomorrow as we need back ASAP.....anyone else had this problem ????
 

tonka

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Fuel filter - Ducato - leaking - common..

YES... Just do a web search..
Apart from that cant say much else, we had it happen to us just after the van had been serviced..
That was a 2005 model.. They seem to change the filter design every few years..
 

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And a bloody nightmare to get to seat properly ! :rolleyes:
 

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Same here. Had the problem twice, both times after Fiat "Professional" allegedly serviced it:(

Have a look on fleabag and you can buy a cage that you can use to tighten up the filter top. The torque setting is amazingly high and to do it without the cage device (as Fiat "professional" seem to do as they shrugged their shoulders when I mentioned it) risks damaging the housing and then you really have a problem. Andy Techno posted a thread about this, I believe
 

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Swop the hole filter body had a website from Andy (Tecno100)
£59:45 filter included so no need to open it.

I am rubish at finding things back on here but it was a thread of mine Ducato fuel filter.

Mel
 
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I can recommend M&J Auto's on Butterley Street just behind Costco. They look after my cars and MH and are spot on. He is too a MH owner and understands its your pride and joy and has changed my fuel filter with no problems at all.

Dave.
 
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I have the same problem! Only leaks when I stop at the end of a run.
My buddy Alan (Laneside) has a newer model than mine and it has an all metal filter!
When we get to Pedro's I will find a Fiat garage and see if I can change mine to the newer metal one!!!
 

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Alternatively it may not have been tightened enough. If they didn't cause a fracture it might just need torquing up
 
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Yes pretty easy
Are you going to order one?
I can fit it for a small fee
I have one spare but I bought at £90
just looked at it now its not leaked since i drove home from the garage,,,if i order one can you come fit it sometime please
 
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