High Pressure Fuel Line

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Jdring's picture
Joined: 12.04.2004
Location: South of Oxford, UK. 87' 230GE SWB Manual, 89' 230GE SWB Auto, 2012 G350Bluetec LWB
GWOA Groups: Committee, Members

Bloody Hell!

My 230GE has been sat for over a month (been busy).  I needed to move it today and it fired up quick (like it should since the fuel pump and other bits with K-Jet were fixed).  But immediately died.  Starts again and dies straight away.   After a few attempts, I could smell fuel (petrol) and assumed i had flooded the car by pumping the pedal. So left it a while.  Tried again and the same, and now plenty of fuel smell.

I popped up the bonnet and engaged ignition to get 2 seconds of fuel pump to get to pressure, and fuel sprayed out from the high pressure hose that connects to the fuel meter unit!!   This was a 'new' part when the K-Jet was tuned.  Its a 6 inch piece of black braided rubber fuel line.

The point is, it had clearly deteriorated while sat.  multiple leaks in the rubber.  This is not good.  I'm going to make sure I get a top quality replacement.

Anyone else seen this?


Talljohn's picture
Joined: 29.05.2023
Location: Buckingham
Re: High Pressure Fuel Line

Not me John, but name and shame the crap manufacturer. There are too many shoddy part suppliers out there, and on that point quite a few cheap but good suppliers I'm starting to learn!