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Near death experience

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by BrissyGeorge, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. BrissyGeorge

    BrissyGeorge Active Member

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    For Mr K, not me.

    Driving along and the engine starts to go "fluffy" ...similar to running out of petrol. Funny I thinks as I filled the tank yesterday. Pulled over - switched off- and went down the back to a strong smell of petrol and a puddle of it under the engine. Opened the lid and there was petrol everwhere - one of the fuel lines had come out of one of the carbies and was pumping everywhere - hitting the exhaust and evaporating - must have been a a nano second away from becoming another Kombi fire statistic.

    The brass fitting, complete with its rubber hose had come out of the carby. I have heard about wiring them in but there must be a better fix than that - to be honest it really scared the s*&t out of me as it was that close......

    What can I do to stop this happening again.
     
  2. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    I wire mine in ... but you could drill and tap a grub screw in, if you were keen....or a solvent resistant adhesive...but I would still wire them in because I can see that :)
     
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  3. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Wire it. That is still the best way. A gentle tap on the end to seat it then wire it up.
     
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  4. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    Tap the housing and fit a threaded fitting.
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    good advice
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Great answer Grumble & better than wire:).
    Just when you think those German engineers were perfect they prove they weren't:eek:. Not many faults in a Kombi but this is one:(.
    Hey Brissie think about a 'blaze cut' also;).
    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
  7. Quombi

    Quombi Well-Known Member

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    Wow, so close. Glad it worked out ok. Just wire it up, no harm in a bit of bush mechanics.
     
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  8. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Not being one to glad wrap suitcases on plane trips; lock doors and comfortable with trusting people to take parts and pay later - I have succumbed to fear!

    Blazecut installed, every possible fuel line, gasket, seal , valve, filter replaced!

    I’m not breaking down at the Bus Stop, I intend to burn it up!
     
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  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Term is paint the town red;)
     
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  10. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    You’re knowledge once again unsurpassed, as if a Kombi could burn it up!
     
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  11. Chidori

    Chidori Active Member

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    I had this happen too...
    I tapped the fitting in with a hammer, used JB Weld to lock it in and seal it up and then wrapped wire around it under the carby screw to hold it in. To be sure, to be sure.
     
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  12. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    Had the same thing happen on my Kombi a couple of years ago, took the metal tube that came out and did a very small amount of knurling on a lathe, tapped it in to the carbi to seat it properly and then wired it in.
    Repeated the process on the other carbi as well.
    No issues since.

    Steve
     
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