Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Brisbane Australia
Ok GUYS LISTEN UP!
There is a basic design flaw in the crown ( top of ) of the fuel pump in the 156
The fuel pipe attaches to the pump at the top via a "Spigot" that is moulded into the crown of the fuel pump. The crown section is divided into 4 sections, with the spigot running through the base of these 4 sections.
Now as the pipe is not supported, it vibrates as you drive, this vibration & flexing is transferred into the moulded spigot which after time fractures trough the base of the 4 sections.
These sections then fill up fuel, overflow & then run over the top of the head of the pump, down the sides of the tank and where ever else gravity will allow.
So if you have ANY odour of fuel inside the cabin or at the rear of the car, pull the rear seat out, take off the fuel pump cover & I bet you anything you'll find the crown sections of the pump flooded and it running down the sides of the tank.
Check it out, I recon you'll be surprized how many people we have coming back with a leaking pump.
Patty - 2004 Alfa 156 2.0JTS Sportwagon
Ruby - 2000 Alfa 156 2.0 TS Selespeed with Sports Pack
(Eibach 2.5 Lowering Springs)
(Bilstein Sports Dampers )