[Vwdiesel] ITS ALIVE!! (& leaky injectors)

Lee Hillsgrove hillsgrove at adelphia.net
Mon Mar 29 00:54:05 EST 2004

> Only fiddle around running engine's injector lines with a piece of stiff
> paper when looking for leaks, do not use your fingers, ever ever ever. The
> pressure there, if a pinhole, can inject diesel fuel, causing lotsa
> (emboli, etc). Fingers do not grow back. careful.

 True, that. The "fix" for subdermal injection of petroleum-based fluids is
to remove the afflicted tissue. If you see fuel dripping in the general
area, it may be leaking out in a spray so fine that you cannot see it and
gathering on a nearby surface.

Teflon tape does not do anything as far as sealing, on it's own. It only
serves to reduce friction in a tapered threaded connection so that the
threads can jam themselves together that much more tightly. Won't do a thing
for the compression fittings on the fuel lines, as James has mentioned.

 Congrats on the rebuild!


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