First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!

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Im guessing fuel tank breather. i also used rubber tubing and replaced whole lot.
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Correct guess.
access is tight
- You'e not kidding :!: :!:
I can barely feel it, let alone see it. How on earth did you take that photo?

My breather is completely broken up from somewhere behind the side wall carpet. Strange thing is it looks like it was never long enough and always left any fumes in the boot rather than routing outside.

Thanks for the advise about braided, but I have some suitable pipe and for now I'll just hook into the last good area and extend to the outside world.
Will be a vast improvement and if the smell returns I'll do the full job next time, when I have more enthusiasm for fitting things to places the sun doesn't shine and can't be reached :D
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Re: First job jobbed - 2 more found !!!

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Give the jubilees around the main filler-to-tank pipe a tweak too.

Replaced my breather but smell was still there to a lesser degree. Checked the jubilees and surprisingly found a few turns on all.

Nothing at all now other than that 'old fibreglass car' smell :wink:

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MetBlue wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 16:09
... for now I'll just hook into the last good area and extend to the outside world...
I did that. And each day I went a little further up the tube as each re-connect broke so I needed another. bite the bullet and go straight to the neck.

Regarding the photo access, I was lying in the trunk legs dangling outside - really quite easy :D

As you roll over your legs flop over the tail of the car and their weight naturally pivots you out. :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :oops:
Umm! What to do next?

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Hawaiis0 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 17:35
MetBlue wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 16:09
... for now I'll just hook into the last good area and extend to the outside world...
I did that. And each day I went a little further up the tube as each re-connect broke so I needed another. bite the bullet and go straight to the neck.

Regarding the photo access, I was lying in the trunk legs dangling outside - really quite easy :D

As you roll over your legs flop over the tail of the car and their weight naturally pivots you out. :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :oops:
unless your really heavy and the slam panel splits apart! :lol:
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Your making clutch adjustment sound easy by comparison.
Sounds like both jobs are done more by feel and a prayer than actually seeing what you are doing. :roll:
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A bit late and you have probably done the job now but there are some pictures here that might help anyone replacing their breather pipe

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5020&p=33787&hilit= ... her#p33787
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