Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tunbridge Wells
Disaster strikes - broken fuel sensor!
I've gone and done it now.
Thought I'd change the fuel filter today on my GT. Easy enough to access and to get off from the back of the engine bay.
As I was screwing on the new fuel filter onto the sensor that detects whether there is water in the diesel, the blasted plastic screw thread snapped off! Grrrrrrr!!!!!!! The thing hadn't been changed with the last service I paid for (like the pollen filter and possibly the air filter too).
Does anyone know whether it is possible to run the car without the sensor attached? The new fuel filter comes with a plastic cap where the sensor goes, so I suspect I can just screw that back on? I wont be able to get a new sensor and plastic housing until next Tuesday otherwise and I guess that if I even turn the ignition to the first position, I will end up with diesel flooding my engine bay with the filter off.
Alfa Romeo GT Cloverleaf Q2 170bhp
Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon TI Q4 210bhp