Soooo another job on this thing. One I really CBA to do but once I got going it was alright.
First order of business was draining the tank a bit.
I then stuck the old original tube, bent and hammered flat to stop the fuel dribbling out.
Took the current pipe off completely. Tried it on the old tank fitting. Makes it a bit clearer in these pictures what was going wrong. Basically the nut wasn't sitting square on. Notice the gap between the pipe and nut at the back is different between these two pictures.
Taking it back off and pushing the nut back (hard because of a blob of solder on the olive bit) made it clear what the issue was. The swarf was copper from the back of the olive fixing. Naturally stopping the nut seating flat onto the back of it.
I'm not sure if it was dodgy when I bought it or I overtightened it. I'll say it was dodgy when I bought it to make me feel better (probably wasn't...).
Bent the new pipe into place using the bending tool above and hands. This time I avoided any kinks. Absolutely ballache trying to bend and fit it to shape. I tried to avoid any points in the run where it could potentially rub against the car body. I'm much happier with how it fits under there now.
Wrapped the tank end threads in PTFE (Plumbers Tape Fixes Everything, right??) to try avoid any chance of leaking again. A hard thing to do when fuel keeps dribbling onto the tape.
I've run the engine up and kept an eye on the fuel filter. Seems happy as Larry now and no leaks! Yay!
Now to give it another clean after the local pterodactyls have left their mark again
. On our drive, the neighbours TV antenna overhangs our drive. An unfortunate ideal sitting area for birds. Directly under that c pillar.
Oldies: 1972 Austin 1100 2dr - Project Rust bucket, 1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
Moderns: 2008 Audi TT - Utterly boring but very compentent, 2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying.