Fuel pipes wear out on 206 1.4 hdi - due bad design flaw - fire hazard

Discussion in 'Peugeot 206' started by Charlie+, May 2, 2009.

  1. Charlie+

    Charlie+ Guest

    This problem on a 3+ year old Peugeot 206 1.4 hdi ~40,000 miles and relates
    to the positioning of the low pressure hd rigid nylon diesel fuel pipes
    laid loose in plastic lugs laid out in two channels on top of the engine
    and under the airbox. It is possible for the rearmost of these pipes to
    vibrate its way partially out of these lugs and for the lugs to wear a hole
    in the nylon pipe.
    This lets air into the fuel system prior to getting into the
    high pressure fuel pump and eventually stops the car being able to supply
    fuel to the engine and the car is immobile (cant even be primed). In
    addition if the fuel tank attains a positive pressure at any time fuel
    pours out all over the hot engine top and is a definite fire and explosive
    hazard.
    The pipes have it seems been redesigned with slightly thicker walls and a
    variant layout and a replacement loom of pipes is available costing about
    £55, cost of labour to replace is a variable depending on the mechanic.
    Probably about 2 to 3 hours, and there is still no positive fixing of the
    pipes into the lug channels... ie a very costly repair, especially if the
    car is having to be recovered from immobile. No Peugeot main agent I tried
    have any vehicle recovery facility - to my amazement.
    The dealer I bought my replacement pipe loom from guessed that they had
    replaced over 10 in tha last year alone. Ie this is a problem that all
    these engines may have at some mileage. Do other Peugeot model diesels use
    a similar badly fixed fuel pipe layout ???
    This should warrant a general recall from Peugeot on the 206 1.4 hdi in my
    opinion for the fire hazard safety considerations.
    Charlie+
     
    Charlie+, May 2, 2009
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  2. Charlie+

    Bob Minchin Guest

    Re: Fuel pipes wear out on 206 1.4 hdi - due bad design flaw - firehazard

    Charlie+ wrote:
    > This problem on a 3+ year old Peugeot 206 1.4 hdi ~40,000 miles and relates
    > to the positioning of the low pressure hd rigid nylon diesel fuel pipes
    > laid loose in plastic lugs laid out in two channels on top of the engine
    > and under the airbox. It is possible for the rearmost of these pipes to
    > vibrate its way partially out of these lugs and for the lugs to wear a hole
    > in the nylon pipe.
    > This lets air into the fuel system prior to getting into the
    > high pressure fuel pump and eventually stops the car being able to supply
    > fuel to the engine and the car is immobile (cant even be primed). In
    > addition if the fuel tank attains a positive pressure at any time fuel
    > pours out all over the hot engine top and is a definite fire and explosive
    > hazard.
    > The pipes have it seems been redesigned with slightly thicker walls and a
    > variant layout and a replacement loom of pipes is available costing about
    > £55, cost of labour to replace is a variable depending on the mechanic.
    > Probably about 2 to 3 hours, and there is still no positive fixing of the
    > pipes into the lug channels... ie a very costly repair, especially if the
    > car is having to be recovered from immobile. No Peugeot main agent I tried
    > have any vehicle recovery facility - to my amazement.
    > The dealer I bought my replacement pipe loom from guessed that they had
    > replaced over 10 in tha last year alone. Ie this is a problem that all
    > these engines may have at some mileage. Do other Peugeot model diesels use
    > a similar badly fixed fuel pipe layout ???
    > This should warrant a general recall from Peugeot on the 206 1.4 hdi in my
    > opinion for the fire hazard safety considerations.
    > Charlie+

    Yes we read your diatribe last time you posted Charlie.

    Yawn
     
    Bob Minchin, May 2, 2009
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  3. Charlie+

    shazzbat Guest

    "Charlie+" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This problem on a 3+ year old Peugeot 206 1.4 hdi ~40,000 miles and
    > relates
    > to the positioning of the low pressure hd rigid nylon diesel fuel pipes
    > laid loose in plastic lugs laid out in two channels on top of the engine
    > and under the airbox. It is possible for the rearmost of these pipes to
    > vibrate its way partially out of these lugs and for the lugs to wear a
    > hole
    > in the nylon pipe.
    > This lets air into the fuel system prior to getting into the
    > high pressure fuel pump and eventually stops the car being able to supply
    > fuel to the engine and the car is immobile (cant even be primed). In
    > addition if the fuel tank attains a positive pressure at any time fuel
    > pours out all over the hot engine top and is a definite fire and explosive
    > hazard.


    Not with diesel it isn't.

    Steve
     
    shazzbat, May 3, 2009
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