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I was driving to work with my GTi the other day and I had the fan on to demist the windscreen. I noticed a smell of petrol in the car as I was stopped in a traffic jam.


As I had never noticed this before and fearing that there might be a large leak I pulled over and looked in the engine.


I saw that there was fresh wet petrol stains on that pipe the runs along the top of the engine at the back of the rocker cover - near the injectors.


I was afraid it could start a fire so I brought it back home and took the old reliable - my Alfa Gt instead.


Obviously its some leak along the pipe pr from one of the injector seals.

Any cheap solutions to this problem as it would be a pity to have my GTi a burnt out shell without even having got at least one summer out of it.


 

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I imagine yours is digidfant. Wipe it clean and let the engine idle. You should be able to see exactly where leak is and then post a picture. It sounds like you have a leak from an injector seal. It would be rare to have a leak from a fuel rail.

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I have a home-made plug at the end of the fuel rail. What sort of plug should be on this? (It sprang a leak and sprayed the whole engine with petrol, too. I replaced the bung with something similar.)
 

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on corrado G60's it is a known fact that the end of the feed pipe to the fuel rail perishes with age and needs to be replaced. Since both use digifant adn are 8v i rekon this is whats after happening to yours, make sure that if you get new fuel hose its the right diameter and fitted by soeone who is mechanicly competant, i have seen poorly fitted fuel lines result in fuel spilling and that is seriously dangerous!
 
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