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Water around the fuel filler

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by laurence, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. laurence

    laurence Regular Member
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    Hi all,

    I haven't got this problem but a relative who has just got a tidy Zed *will be jointing the site soon* has notice water building up in around where you put the petrol in i have had a look at mine and cannot feel a hole or see one and have never noticed water build up there.

    i am completely stumped on this is there meant to be a hole somewhere?

    thanks in advance
     
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  2. GazHyde

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    There is a small drain hole at the bottom, but difficult to see when it's clogged. It leads to a pipe which empties underneath the car.

    Pipe cleaner, cable tie or something like that should clear it. I tend to flush it through every now and then with some hot water.
     
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    Yep as Gary says hole at the bottom which soon gets clogged and camouflaged with crud trust us it is there. ;)
     
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    Just to add a little more detail the hole is situated under the filler cap at the bottom on the vertical flat face, I thought I had a picture somewhere but cannot find it.
     
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  5. laurence

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    thanks guys will pass it on! he will be pleased! :D
     
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    Either that or do what @badman gee does and not take it out in the rain.
     
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    Did mine yesterday, about 4-500ml drained out. I used the cores of some telephone wire I had lying around after a Sky installer ran out enough for me to hook up the box to the phone… as if I'd do that…HA! Anyhow, a couple of twists and as good as a pipe cleaner, because who the hell has a pipe, let alone the cleaning paraphernalia.
     
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    I used the cartridge from a cheap biro the other day - had the exact size - Now serves multple purposes in the car o_O (drain pipe, writing, pointing on a map, etc. ) and who doesn't normally have a biro in the car.... :writing:
     
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    The nozzle pipe from WD40 or similar is very useful for this job.
    Once it's clear a quick squirt of hosepipe each time you wash it will generally suffice ;)
     
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    You have dirt in the drain hole at the bottom. Use a straighned paper clip to find the hole on the verticle surface below th filler.
     
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    I find about 100 psi air line clears this problem. for keeps.:)
     
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    Here is the upper and lower end of the filler drain... Z3 Fuel Filler Drain.jpg Z3 Fuel Tank 1.jpg
     
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    Great pics - it's a good job you don't have to jack the car up and remove the rear axle just clean the drain pipe out though !
     
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    Huh! What's a biro?? JIM
     
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    One of these.
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    Ok, thanks! You Brits slay me, it's a pen FGS!! lol Is that so hard to say?? Remember we have American member to them taking the cartridge from your Brio translates to taking a bullet from a Chinese knockoff pistol. JIM
     
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    How the hell would I know, the guy is from Denmark.
     
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    I thought he was Hungarian. Anyway have a listen to Jasper Carott explaining the difference between English " English" and North American " English " which he experienced on his visit across the pond many years ago. I think that may include the snowy bits Jim.:)
     
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