The Micra Is Leaking Fuel

Lynne noticed the other day that the Micra has developed a fuel leak when filling up, this afternoon I jacked it up and and investigated and found after the plastic trims where removed that the filler neck was absolutely rotten, 16 years of mud and road dirt trapped behind the trim had held moisture and rusted the pipe

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Thankfully I had a some Petrol Patch which I don’t think is available anymore, it’s fabulous stuff, I’ve repaired a leaking engine block before with this stuff in the past

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Once the area has been painted and the fabric covered and moulded over the affected area it sets like metal

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Where the filler comes through the body most of it has rotted away but I have some old solar lights from the garden, with a bit of a trim will hopefully fit and tidy up the top of the filler neck

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A couple of coats of paint should keep the weather out till we find a brand new used part

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Patched up pipe fitted

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And then I marked up the old chopped up solar garden lights and screwed them in to place, looks quite tidy

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Another fine repair brought to you from Botch It And Scarper

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About neilirving

hello and welcome, We live on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, in the United Kingdom, My wife Lynne and I have been together now for over 19 years and we have two Kids Cameron and Heather, I work in the motor trade and have worked for the same company Windsors Of Wallasey, since I left school at 16 years old, Early February 2017 I left my current employer and went to as Liverpool Seat, , a big step after 27 years I love taking photographs so images will be linked from my Flickr account and Instagram account, Nearly all of the photographs are taken on my mobile phone camera lol its always with me and they are all for sale and are available in a number of different formats, please drop me a message for any more info nirving73@gmail.com I also spend as much time as I can reading and listening to music and enjoy many different genres, other hobbies include wine making, walking, and looking after our chickens, We spent a good part of 2012 with our horse (Kelly) who we rescued in January and we learned so much and very quickly about horses, we had to work so hard with her and as time as went by we made a really great horse out of her, in June 2012 we got are puppy Ruby, April 2013 we sold Kelly on and we bought Jack are 4 year old cob cross in May 2013, in August 2013 we rescued Skye a 6 year old coloured cob who was completely un-handled and has been a pleasure to work with, sadly in March 2015 we had to sell Jack, no matter how hard we tried we could not stop him from kicking and we had all been injured by him and we have to think about the kids
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3 Responses to The Micra Is Leaking Fuel

  1. dudachicken says:

    Yes you and my man would get on like a house on fire me thinks you both are outside the box thinkers 🙂

  2. dudachicken says:

    Yep you both sure would lol :).

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