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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #16
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Re: Another Tipo!

This hose pictured is leaking and sending a nice spray of petrol onto the engine.
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Re: Another Tipo!

In me best Dara O'Briain voice:

All's well dat ends well.
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This hose pictured is leaking and sending a nice spray of petrol onto the engine.
Unless it doesn't, like for this Tipo it didn't:

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Re: Another Tipo!

If you cast your mind back 20 years Tipo s were recalled to have a petrol pipe replaced after a spate of fires due to fuel spraying onto the engine .
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Re: Another Tipo!

Clearly this one was never changed, badly perished and eventually let go.. great timing along with the petrol pump!
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If you cast your mind back 20 years Tipo s were recalled to have a petrol pipe replaced after a spate of fires due to fuel spraying onto the engine .
20 years ago I'd never heard of a Tipo, I was still driving a Beetle, as I mostly had since 1964.

I bought the Tipo as a short term replacement in 1999.
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Seems I'm back to square one again.. I changed the rocker cover gasket as it was weeping oil and now no start again! I'm baffled, petrol pump seems to be working ok as there is noise and power going to it also I took off the fuel feed pipe and a good stream of fuel is coming out. Maybe it's an ignition related issue now as the distributor cap looks ropey enough and I took off the main lead to the cap and had my son crank the engine, there was one spark then no more. All seems ver coincidental.. clearly this car is going to fight me every step of the way!
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Inanimate objects don't fight, stephen.

The problem won't be hard to find, there aren't many things to check.

EDIT:
Is the dissy cap really tied up and taped in place???
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