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    I wanted to replace the press fit fuel feed line on the carb. I'm glad I did, it came out pretty easily, frightening that there are cars running around that could so easily catch fire.

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    A timely warning for anyone that hasn't changed the press fit fuel line on their DS.

    I know Richo made some kits available a while back, which were/are excellent, but for anyone looking..... Supacheap have plenty of different sized threaded fuel feed pipes in multiple sizes available. Then just pick up a tapping die to suit.

    While I was there I decided to use a reco kit I had. Amazing how much dirt had accumulated in the bowl. Certainly the most I had ever seen, surprisingly the car was running pretty well, despite the state of the carbie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    I wanted to replace the press fit fuel feed line on the carb. I'm glad I did, it came out pretty easily, frightening that there are cars running around that could so easily catch fire.

    A timely warning for anyone that hasn't changed the press fit fuel line on their DS.

    I know Richo made some kits available a while back, which were/are excellent, but for anyone looking..... Supacheap have plenty of different sized threaded fuel feed pipes in multiple sizes available. Then just pick up a tapping die to suit.

    While I was there I decided to use a reco kit I had. Amazing how much dirt had accumulated in the bowl. Certainly the most I had ever seen, surprisingly the car was running pretty well, despite the state of the carbie.
    Good one Michael, looks like coffee grounds in there. That probably would have freed up with the use the car is getting now and given you some strife. . .

    I sold off my stock of the fuel fittings (ex Richo) to Roger at Citroen DS/NZ to help fund his site.
    He still has stock if anyone is yet to fit the 'fire saving' modification. Thanks to Richo and Bob Dirks.
    Scroll down the index page here Citroen DS NZ

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    It was buttercup Bob that made up the kit years ago wan't it I think he turned down the barbed fittings in his lathe! It's really easy to to cut the thread off center unfortunately (at least that is what I found) when I threaded the new fitting in

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    Need to do the exactly the same with my car.

    I had a frightening leak from exactly that spot just a couple of weeks ago. Only reason I noticed was that I was working on the front suspension at the time and therefore had the bonnet up etc.

    I redid the press fit but certainly need a better and more permanent solution. I've already been in contact with Roger in NZ!


    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    I wanted to replace the press fit fuel feed line on the carb. I'm glad I did, it came out pretty easily, frightening that there are cars running around that could so easily catch fire.

    A timely warning for anyone that hasn't changed the press fit fuel line on their DS.

    I know Richo made some kits available a while back, which were/are excellent, but for anyone looking..... Supacheap have plenty of different sized threaded fuel feed pipes in multiple sizes available. Then just pick up a tapping die to suit.

    While I was there I decided to use a reco kit I had. Amazing how much dirt had accumulated in the bowl. Certainly the most I had ever seen, surprisingly the car was running pretty well, despite the state of the carbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajaxvte View Post
    Need to do the exactly the same with my car.

    I had a frightening leak from exactly that spot just a couple of weeks ago. Only reason I noticed was that I was working on the front suspension at the time and therefore had the bonnet up etc.

    I redid the press fit but certainly need a better and more permanent solution. I've already been in contact with Roger in NZ!
    Looks like Roger is out of the 9mm x 1mm bottoming taps, if you have trouble locating one let me know and I'll send mine down as a boomerang

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    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    I have the tapping piece as just did on my car. You are welcome to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterMol View Post
    Alistair
    I have the tapping piece as just did on my car. You are welcome to it

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    FWIW- here in the hinterlands of the USA a fair number of us used a brass barbed fitting with a 1/8" NPT. The small end of the tapper is around 9.3mm and the larger end is 10.3mm. The only thing is that the existing hole must be chased with a "Q" sized tap (0.332" is the decimal equivalent). I have found, typically, that however or what ever way one goes, it is best done on the bench


    OTOH, I and some others, have also just cemented the existing brass inlet tube back into the top plate with a HQ 2 part epoxy cement. Once set up one would have to literally destroy that inlet tube to remove it. My 72 has the threaded barb fitting, the 69.5 Break has the cemented version.

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    I noticed Grainger list an M9×1,25 bottoming (plug) tap. Wondered if the slightly coarser pitch as compared to 1.00mm may be better in soft alloy. Dear as poison, though - $55 USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    I noticed Grainger list an M9×1,25 bottoming (plug) tap. Wondered if the slightly coarser pitch as compared to 1.00mm may be better in soft alloy. Dear as poison, though - $55 USD.
    Not much better, but the correct thread M9 x 1 - $33.00 right here in Aus
    Metric Fine Hand TAP M9 0 X 1 0 HSS Bottoming | eBay

    Peter has offered his and mine is available for loan and return

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    I overhauled my Webber on the coffee table in the living room last night. The kids were ropable so I had to remind them who paid the rent. you can hardly smell any fumes this morning...
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