Not fun at any time of the year but even less so recently. Am I right in saying that this was the water-in-fuel sensor which let go? Happened to me, thankfully during summer, windows down and thinking: "There's an awfully strong smell of diesel in here." Worryingly it was dripping directly on the exhaust pipe on a very hot day.
Hope you get it fixed.
Yep that's the one! Must have just been cracked enough to let the fuel spill out, but looked absolutely fine on first inspection... Only when it completely fell apart and was found to be saturated inside and out did we figure it out... Got the white plastic bung from a new filter in at the moment, so running without the sensor completely... Have got a replacement one in the post though, so shouldn't be without it for too long!
Oh and that white bung, going in the glove box just in case
Originally Posted by ALFADOIT
Geez Ed sounds like a nightmare bud.. Glad good old Loz managed to sort you out. Thank god for excellent Alfa specialists eh..
Yea had a bit of a crappy weekend with the GT! Friday I got let down by the guy I was gonna buy the alloys from, Friday night the garage wall jumped out at me and I scuffed the bumper, and Monday she decided to drop all the fuel! These things happen in three's though, so that's it over with I hope
When all was said and done, it was actually a pretty simple problem and a simple fix.. Quick blast down with the steam jet and the dieselly mess was almost all cleaned up and I was on the way again! A slight whiff of fuel from it this morning, but no fresh drips anywhere... I think it's just the remnants of what's coated the undertray and cabin floor.. Extra rust protection I reckon
Also picked up a new high capacity battery from Loz whilst I was there, and couldn't believe how much better it started this morning.. Didn't think my old battery was undersized or in poor condition, but after hearing it fire up this morning I think I was about due for a new one!