Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Somewhere South
Friendly Caution - Fuel Pipe
Today is the first time I have broken something, as in my own doing, on the SS.
I was cleaning the injectors today. It requires pulling the plastics off and the tank, then squeeze your hands in through the top of the airbox to remove the injectors.
Well removing them was the easy part. After some Macgyver type cleaning I reinserted the injectors.
Here it is winter and winter rarely goes below 15°C so one can't really compare it to a Northern Hemisphere winter.
Anyone that has removed the tank will understand that the fuel pipe connects to the tank with a squeeze type click contraption. With it being cold that plastic squeeze connector was brittle and broke in two places on the squeeze ring.
So here's a tip, when removing the tank warm up the engine and use the heat of the engine to soften the plastic connector ring. When putting the connector back on, warm it up with a heat gun or someone's hairdryer. If it's cold then it's brittle and breaks quite easily. If it breaks then the 3 bar pressure of the fuel pump will blow it off from the tank and spray fuel all over.
Last edited by amoslws; 06-11-2019 at 02:12 PM.