[Vwdiesel] fuel pump(?) leak !
dieseltdi at verizon.net
Tue Aug 23 21:33:42 EDT 2005
Thats the water separator on the A2. You drain the water by rotating
the cap and the diesel comes out of the tube. They are easily broken
from over tightening or being hit by heavy objects like big wrenches
and hammers. They are almost impossible to find in the junk yards
and incredibly expensive from the dealer. Best bet, if you cannot
close the thing so it doesn't leak, is simply remove it and put in a
length of fuel hose. hayden
On Aug 23, 2005, at 5:55 PM, Mike & Coreen Smith wrote:
> OK, before I consult the manual (if I can even find it...haven't
> seen it for
> months) I'll ask the collective knowledge here, as "you'd guys are
> da best"
> Had my E-brake cables changed out the other day......I think the
> knocked up against what I think is some kind of drain cap(?) on my
> pump.<box>(?), passengers side, just ahead of rear wheel on the
> floor pan,
> near beam axle.
> I noticed a big puddle of diesel under the Golf tonight so I
> frigged around
> a little bit, only making matters worse. Diesel is leaking out the
> tube and
> the amount seems to be dependant on how tight the adjacent cap
> dooey is
> pushed on. (It's a loose fit) The cap more-or-less just seems to
> push on
> fit. Is this some kind of drain affair? Is it supposed to screw
> on? (mine
> doesn't.......or at least doesn't NOW).
> Any easy fix? Gonna have to be a quick fix 'cuz as soon as I
> remove the cap
> the stuff just pours out like Niagra falls...
> What I did in the interim was get a small piece of hose, fold it
> over and
> ty-wrap it to itself (like a plug-cap) and then jam it onto (over)
> the little
> tube end. Hopefully this will slow the ebb of fuel flowing out
> from beneath
> my car.
> Help !
> Now off to find my Bentley to see if this is even the fuel
> just a filter.......or just a leaker box.
> Mike in Lobster Land
> Mike, Coreen & Corey Smith
> 699 Rte 616 Keswick Ridge
> E6L 1T1
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