[Vwdiesel] Water separator (?) leak !

Mike & Coreen Smith ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Wed Aug 24 05:12:28 EDT 2005

Does the cap actually attach to the valve stem or whatevers' up inside this
separator box?
Is this what's broken? (Sorry, no time to inspect, as diesel was flowing
everywhere !!)
Or is the cap just a looser fit than it used to be? (from a mechanics BFH
blow to it recently)
Ie: if I was just to put some teflon tape around what's left of the threads
for the cap, would that be OK, or ?
Mike, Coreen & Corey Smith
699 Rte 616 Keswick Ridge
E6L 1T1
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Libbybapa at wmconnect.com
  To: ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca ; vwdiesel at audifans.com
  Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 12:05 AM
  Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Water separator (?) leak !

  In a message dated 8/23/05 6:43:43 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca writes:

    OK, I am liking this fuel hose splicing as an alternative idea.  What
    be involved?

  My '86 jetta had the water seperator integral to the fuel filter in the
engine compartment.  My vanagon has a similar water seperator/fuel filter,
but screws onto a housing like the rabbits and quantums.  As Hayden said,
removal of the offending item and splicing in of hose would be a good
solution.  I would make sure that there was a seperator somewhere in the
system though.


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