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    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
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    Fuel Injection fuel rails

    Hi Guys,

    I noticed my car was stinking of petrol. I pulled over to find one of the injectors was leaking quite badly at it's seal where the fuel rail clamps down. I had replaced all these seals about 2months ago (I'm bloody thankful the fuel rail is at the opposite side of the motor to the exhaust & red hot turbo eek! eek! ).

    Anyway I grabbed some tools from the boot and pulled the fuel rail off to find one of the new seals was cut up pretty badly. Luckily the front suspension towers had a couple of the old 'O'ring seals still in them (amongst a variety of washers/bolts/otherstuff) from when I worked on the car previously. I fitted the old seal back up and VERY carefully clamped the fuel rail back down, gently spinning/checking that each seal was sitting correctly in it's groove. It didn't leak after doing this, but bugger me if after scrutinizing it one of the bloody seals doesn't look pinched ARRRRhhhh.

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    Is there a trick that I need to know to get this bloody fuel rail together without the seals pinching

    seeya,
    Shane L.

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    Clean throroughly where they go in & give them a light coating of silicone grease; you'll then find they fit like a finger in a bun whistle

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    Thanks Alan,

    silicon grease it'll be (I was thinking I needed to use something to stop the very soft/grippy seals grabbing, but wasn't sure if I could put anything on them !).

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    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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