FDV leak

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FDV leak

Post by Oscar » Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:38 pm

Checking levels at the weekend I noticed that LHM was really low. Turned the engine on and got up to full height, when I saw a steady drip from the pressure regulator and from around the accumulator - the accumulator seemed to be leaking from the joint into the reg.

Well, after cleaning the area up and getting a bright light on it, it seems that the FDV has started leaking from all five pipes! This is a little odd, imho, and I wonder whether anyone else has experienced this. I tightened 4 of the 5 pipes up, getting between 1/3 to 1/2 of a turn out of each. That seems to have stopped it.

The leak from the accumulator may either be an actual leak from the accumulator, or just a collection of drips from the FDV, I haven't had time to properly investigate. Is it likely that the seal has failed?

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Post by DLM » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:30 pm

A leak directly from the FDV would seem most likely to be from the plugs at the r/h side, if the leaky FDV I replaced last year is any guide.
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