Sedona LX 2902cc 16v manual diesel, on a '52 plat - Kia Sedona: Intermittent Massive fuel leak - Hedder


The problem is a major fuel leak.


If I start the car from cold and look underneath - no leak. Drive to the shop and back - no leak. Drive around afternoon on low revs - no leak

Get her on the dual carriageway properly warmed up - with some RPM and a slight hill, the 'teapot' ( malfunction Indicator ) lights up on the dash. If I persist with the light on, she cuts out, dripping with fuel (this has happened 3 times, in the 2 weeks I have owned the little darling). But then restarts without any difficulty.

If I quickly back off throttle so light goes out, she does not cut out, but I then pulled into layby with engine running - LOADS of fuel dripping from 3 / 4 places. These places are in the approximate area of 'somewhere below the fuel filter'

I will continue to investigate when / what triggers the leaking etc, but if anyone recognises the symptoms, you could save me a lot of trouble.

Thanks for reading.

Steve

Sheffield

Sedona LX 2902cc 16v manual diesel, on a '52 plat - Kia Sedona: Intermittent Massive fuel leak - RobJP

Stop using it - NOW.

Basically, every time you have your fuel leak, you leave what is a patch of oil (it's called diesel OIL) on the road. Perfectly located for motorcyclists or other cars to skid on.

Take it to a garage, they'll get it up on ramps and investgate it properly.

 

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