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525e fuel leak under intake

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Hi. I have a late 1987 525e. There is a strong petrol smell on start up and noticed that under the inlet manifold, where the main fuel line connects, it gets very wet with petrol, but then seems to dry up and is ok? Is this a cold start valve or similar? Looks a bit of a nightmare to get too. Anyone seen this please?  The fuel hose looks very new and the leak seems to be slightly after the end of the hose.  Thanks

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 There is a cold start valve under there

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Thanks all.  I appear to have sorted this. Although the fuel hose looked quite new, it was the wrong size (too big) and was leaking out at the end! I bought the correct 8mm size and ran it back to the metal pipes on the n/s bulkhead. I also replaced the very perished looking return lines.  All seems good now.

 

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Indeed, sounds like the previous owner had botched the fuel line with what ever was laying about in the garage rather than go to the hassle of getting the correct one for the job! Glad its all sorted now B)

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