Petrol filler problem

Discuss anything Morris Minor related.

Moderator: Moderators

Stevearniepalmer
Minor Friendly
Posts: 42
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:49 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Petrol filler problem

Postby Stevearniepalmer » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:56 pm

I filled up with petrol on Saturday having driven from home to the national.When I got in the car on Sunday there was a distinct smell of petrol.Some helpful chaps in my local branch had a look and they discovered that fuel has been leaking from the part just underneath where the petrol goes in.I bought the piece of hose that needs replacing but can someone tell me if it makes a difference having a locking petrol cap?Also the ‘clips that are on there look quite old but I can’t find a replacement on any of the usual websites.If they need replacing will jubilee clips of the right size be ok.
It has obviously been leaking for some time because it had started to soften the under seal WHAT A MESS.

philthehill
Minor Maniac
Posts: 6421
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:05 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Petrol filler problem

Postby philthehill » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:03 pm

The original type wire clips are available from MOSS :-

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/clip-hose ... soc=138531

You can use banded clips (jubilee) but use a type with rolled edges so as not to cut into the rubber pipe.


Stevearniepalmer
Minor Friendly
Posts: 42
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:49 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Petrol filler problem

Postby Stevearniepalmer » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:08 pm

Thanks philthehill I will make sure I use them or jubilee with the rounded edge .When I’ve done it I shall report back!

win
Minor Fan
Posts: 195
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 5:41 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Petrol filler problem

Postby win » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:19 am

Stevearniepalmer
If you are still unsure how to change the connecting tube, I will help you at the next meeting, just keep your fuel level lower.
Regards Win
Image
South Yorkshire

Stevearniepalmer
Minor Friendly
Posts: 42
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:49 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Petrol filler problem

Postby Stevearniepalmer » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:38 pm

Hi Win
I’m going to have a go on Thursday I reckon I will be able to do it but if I get stuck I will bring Audrey on Thursday next week to the meeting
Cheers
Steve

Stevearniepalmer
Minor Friendly
Posts: 42
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:49 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Petrol filler problem

Postby Stevearniepalmer » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:42 pm

Hi all Success!!
I’ve managed to remove the old pipe and fit the new one.Of course I won’t know if its ok until I put some fuel in but all looks good so far. Job done😀

win
Minor Fan
Posts: 195
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 5:41 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Petrol filler problem

Postby win » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:31 pm

Well done Steve.
Regards Win
Image
South Yorkshire


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests