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smtguy
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New fuel line, distributor cap and rotor replacement

Post by smtguy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:55 pm

My '83 e24 developed a leaky fuel line between the fuel rail and the cold start injector - this fuel line is also known as the "perisher" which I think is a term coined by Brucey some time ago. In any case, it was not fun to replace since the side that was on the injector side was underneath the intake manifold, with the clamp oriented so I could not get at it from the top which means it is all done by feel from under the manifold. In any case, after about an hour I managed to get it replaced using new BMW factory hose and clamps. Then I looked at the old line:
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If that is a date code of 1-7-83, then that is the original fuel line (my car was built in June of 1983). I was amazed that it lasted 35 years!

Next, on to the distributor cap and rotor (supposedly recently changed by previous owner). This is fairly straightforward: Remove top radiator screws and bushings, fan out, fan shroud out, old cap off after removing 3 bolts with 8mm socket, rotor off using 3mm shorty hex socket (those screws were too tight for a simple allen wrench). Here is what I found inside!
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. I am surprised the car ran at all. New Bosch cap and rotor and wow what a difference.

Lesson learned - don't ignore basic maintenance items!
1983 Bronzit 633CSi 5 speed
2001 Jaguar XJR
2004 Audi TT

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Re: New fuel line, distributor cap and rotor replacement

Post by olympia57 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:10 pm

Did you refit the "C" bracket to the dist. cap 8mm set screw that keeps the coolent hose from touching the wp pulley ?
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Re: New fuel line, distributor cap and rotor replacement

Post by smtguy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:37 pm

Thanks yes, C bracket is in place.
1983 Bronzit 633CSi 5 speed
2001 Jaguar XJR
2004 Audi TT

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