Jump to content

European Road Trips - Burgundy To the End of The World


lesapandre
 Share

Recommended Posts

It's  squirting out when the fuel pump fires. As usual lots of advice on the web. I'll need to get it on ramps and have a good look. So that's it for this car for a bit. My hunch is a union has failed - but who knows.

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mercedes+W123+Fuel+Lines+(Rear)+Replacement/33386

I could have it recovered and looked at by a local garage (it's too dangerous to drive though it runs fine) but it will be €€€'s. So no I will come back for it with some kit after doing more research.

New one on me - never had a fuel line leak on anything - but the car is 32.

I thought I could smell ️ over a few days.

Should have bought the XM 😄

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My attempt to buy a 2nd hand car at the local garage came to nothing - all the cheap cars had gone - was a nice AX I fancied.

Something will turn up - or I will have to get the train home - if there are any.

Better the 124 breaks down here than in Lithuania or in Spain - both of which were (are)  on the agenda. 

It's pretty minor but fiddley - struck me it might be rodent damage.

The philosopher Montaigne says we have a better time when things go wrong not right - at least some of the time...

🐁🐀🐁🐀🐁🐀🐁🐀🐁🐀🐁🐀🐁🐀🐁🐀🐁🐈‍⬛

20220621_182313.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, lesapandre said:

I have French 0-Level Grade C - could do better...

Soz,  I wasn't having a go,  I got to A level and learnt nothing, then spoke it a bit in real life and learnt a lot, so stuff like that sort of jumps out.   Of course it's far better to speak bad French than expect them to speak English - why should they?    I hope you can get the motor sorted without too much bother.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Au garage...they are going to look at it...nice man. This is nothing I can tackle at the roadside - the undertray needs detaching etc.

20220622_134039.thumb.jpg.293aaaf71e9ac8d833142d5f5fb73c45.jpg

No offence taken - I sometimes mangle my French...

In the meantime I put the car in a ditch - they have deep 'fosses' each side of the lanes and getting by passing cars can be dicey.

Still some good ol boys pulled me out with a tractor.

20220622_104658.thumb.jpg.b561e2f561382b35eb9b4dac96a891f0.jpg

20220622_134054.jpg

20220622_133949.jpg

20220622_133956.jpg

20220622_134034.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well it's the fuel pump. The Benz  stood for a decade and I only use it a few times a year - so the poor old fuel pump has had enough.

Expensive but better it packs up in a nice French village than out on the Autoroute or a Spanish mountain or on the Baltic coast somewhere.

Probably a week or 2 to get it fixed by the time the parts have come.

Nice plaque at the garage - they are Citroen dealership.

20220623_132959.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...