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    G'day,

    seeing off visitors yesterday, noticed strong fuel smell, visitor says "no worries", "runs a bit rich at idle"....

    Returning later bloody smell is still there, damn, peer under Fug, oooh dirt there is a bit damp and smelly.

    OK, so the line coming from the tank is knackered, also the return line is not that happy either. Wonder they lasted as long as they have [hose dated 1985], they have a bloody great loop in them which allows them to both hang down and be bashed by the brake lines connection bracket on the rear beam every time the beam moves.

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    Might pay others to have a look and check....

    cheers,
    Bob

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    yep, a good one will do that...

    Have fun replacing all your hoses, and dont forget that little one on the filler neck for the carbon can, which of course means pulling the rear muffler off.
    Hours of fun...

    Jo

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    G'day,

    replaced fuel hoses, no not the vapour line Jo

    See that there was a nice factory supplied tie for these hoses to live in and keep them out of harms way, guess that some clever fellow has removed the tank at some time and hasn't put the hoses back where they belong....

    Owner before me had all services & work done at a Renault specialist, half the work dockets came with it.......

    Aaaah, gauge now says empty, so unless it has died, sender plug is plugged in & needle moves, that's about 20L of fuel..... bugger..... bloody expensive hose....

    cheers,
    Bob

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    Ah the joys...Bob lucky it wasn't a cracked fuel tank, my first suspicion when I get a whiff of petrol leaking on the Fuego..

    Glad you got it fixed mate.

    Ken

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    G'day Ken,

    yeah, cracked seam also was on my mind, funny how we leap to the worst result.....

    All seems OK now. Oh, it was reading half full before the drama, to get it back there cost 30 litres, not 20, plus a jerry can, bugger.....

    cheers,
    Bob

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