Well it as been a full 8 days since I posted about the jobs I would like to catch upon but had not been able to due to our not so kind weather.
Finally today albeit in between sun and showers I managed to tackle one of the jobs, the fuel line and unions
which I have been wanting to do for sometime now, I am changing these from the plastic union fuel joint to brass union joints thus making them more robust, less brittle and less chance of breaking at the T joint when I have to remove them to change the PCV
filter or for any other reason.
These are the new brass unions and fuel line below Fig 1
These are the old plastic fuel unions and line removed Fig 2
This is a job anyone of us can do not complicated at all, first remove the engine cover three bolts 8mm once removed you will see the unions and fuel line. Fig 3
First you need to use a 5mm socket to remove the three star headed bolts holding the electric wiring rail this can be moved out of the way to give you better access. Fig 4/5
Then unplug each connection on each injector Fig 6/7
You can then move the electric wiring rail out of the way. Fig 8
You now need to trace the corded fuel line back from the first injector, to the main metal fuel line as here in Figs 9/10/11
You will see the main metal fuel line just under the manifold, this is where the corded fuel line joins it Fig 12
Measure the distance from the main metal fuel line to the first union joint and cut a piece of new corded fuel to this length and fit a new brass union in the end. Fig 13
I have only shown you the above 9-13 so if you wanted to add new corded fuel line at those points you can do so but it is not essential as you can start from the first union to the last one with new cord.
From the first new brass union to the next union measure out the fuel line by placing it next to the old line and cutting the length needed Fig 14
And so on fitting each new brass union to the new fuel line as you go along, until you reach the last injector and you have the full four unions as in Fig16
Now remove the spring clips from each old union keeping them safe even though you will and should have four new ones to replace them with Fig 17
Having removed all the four spring clips, you can now remove each union either by pulling up or teasing up with a thin bladed screwdriver as I did here Fig 18/19
You now lift out all the old union there is virtually no fuel leak so don't worry, replace with the new length of fuel line with the brass unions. Fig 20
Make sure you have pushed the new brass unions fully home, no worry of breaking the T joints now re-fit the spring clips and the electric wiring rail, Fig 21
Now if you have left in place the old corded fuel line from main fuel lien to first injector the job is finished start the car check all joints for leaks etc there should be none, re-fit the engine cover.
If you are fitting new corded fuel line all the way through your last job is to join the fuel line at the metal T joint under the manifold, you will need a long flat bladed screwdriver to prise the old line from the joint then fit the new fuel line to the T joint your job is done and follow the above. cheers Arctic.