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HOW TO ELIMINATE Td5 FUEL LEAKS

HOW TO ELIMINATE Td5 FUEL LEAKS

by Trevor Cuthbert, 9th May 2016

How to

Trevor Cuthbert works his way through the common Td5 fuel leak points, and arrives at a simple fix. (Discovery 2, Defender)




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STEP 1
STEP 1

Safety first – disconnect the negative lead from the battery to power down the electrical systems before opening fuel lines.

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STEP 2
STEP 2

Three wheels are chocked and the rear right corner is supported on an axle stand, after being raised with the trolley jack. Gear and handbrake engaged.

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STEP 3
STEP 3

Often the green banded (top) HP fuel line from the tank to the fuel filter housing is the problem, but this had been replaced.

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STEP 4
STEP 4

The next area to check was the fuel filter and its water drain, inside the right hand rear wheel arch, usually with a steel cover fitted.

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STEP 5
STEP 5

Stains, but no leaks at the filter to housing seal but, more significantly, from the top of the fuel housing through the metal casting.

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