Well its been an eventful week.
The misses decided she wanted to go out the other weekend and take the Rover instead of the Mazda. So off I went and brimmed the tank. Hadnt done this yet as not need to as still doing work on it.
Well on the way home I could smell petrol rather bad, just thought some has sloshed out the top, but no, when I pulled up at home had a big leak. So out in the Mazda we went.
So Sunday I set to find out what it was. Didnt take long. At some point someone had tried to do something to the tank/filter housing. The connection for the pipe on the top of the filter housing was leaking. Easy one I thought, just push it back in, well that didnt work as planned.I managed to stop it leaking, but it constantly sucked air and the car ran awful.
So I managed to get a new connector and fitted it and well that was fine, but with taking the top off to check everything out I disturbed the large O ring and it wouldnt reseal. But that took a few days to figure out.
Why is the in tank fueling system so complicated?
Anyway I decide to change the fuel filter and all the O rings while I was at it. But everyone says it a life time filter, but as it was blacker than bottom of my coal fire, I wanted to change it.
Trying to find one was a pain, only a few places could get them, but wasnt paying over £30 plus p&p for one. So off I went to the internet and did some searching and research. Couldnt find much searching Rover but then had a thought, the cars system is BWM so why not have a look around. Took me all of 3 minuets and hit gold.
This is the bit that some may or may not know, but here goes anyway. The research I did so the very same system is used on the Mk1 BMW Mini (R50R53). So did a quick search for a filter for that instead, and bingo, straight away Amazon to the rescue.
I then googled the part number for the BMW and again got gold. The very first hit was a Russian site. The guy had put a thread up changing his filter, on a 1.8t 75 with the filter for BMW. Had picture the lot so could easily see everything was the same.
So ordered the filter half the price of the Rover ones I could find, it came today and everythings the same. Every O ring seal the lot.
Just thought Id share this and the link to the filter and the thread I found on the russain site, just so peeps and have a look.
Russian thread-- https://www.drive2.ru/l/6009877/