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I'v got a 77 ford escort mk2 with a leaking fuel tank . and i replaced the fuel pipe with clamps but was leaking befor i replaced it . any idea how to check where its leaking from ?

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  • fantasy2real Sep 08, 2010

    i'v cheacked those and they fine it leaks when the car is just standing still .its running throu the pipe that come out underneath the car by the tank that goes to the motor.

  • fantasy2real Sep 08, 2010

    any ideas where i can find a new tank in south africa ?



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Chances are the tank is so thin its leaking through the is start looking for a replacement.try the escort owners club in the UK.

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Thier is also vent lines and return lines . be carful. see if it leaks whe its runing. or when you fill . if when runing could be return or pres . if when filling could be vent or fill hose .

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  • dvierus Sep 08, 2010

    you have to pinpoint where it is coming from.

  • geoff hunter Sep 08, 2010

    this is a 1977 has no return pipe,no vent, save the filler cap,the hose that runs from the side of the body to the tank is heater hose.with jubilee clips holding it has POINTS in the distributor and a single choke carb.ITS OLD.THE TANK IS PRESSED STEEL WITH RIBS FOR STRENGTH,HELD IN PLACE WITH 2 STRAPS......THE FUEL PUMP IS ON THE SIDE OF THE ENGINE AND IS A ROCKER TYPE....ONE PIPE IN AND ONE PIPE OUT,TO THE FILTER/CARB.................WERE YOU BORN WHEN THIS CAR WAS MADE?????

  • geoff hunter Sep 08, 2010

    sorry mate,ford do not make this part anymore,so the escort owners club is your best bet.
    classic cars are great aint you have done the pipework thats the only,solution,



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