Re: [DML] Fuel Accumulator Replacement - Stuck
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Re: [DML] Fuel Accumulator Replacement - Stuck

This is not going to help too much but one of the things I personally 
had made when starting up in the DeLorean business was getting all the 
hoses made with new ends and in a modern flexible high pressure rubber 
fuel hose - mainly for the fuel pump and for the accumulator. I believe 
the vendors stateside still sell everythig as seperate parts. When I get 
an accumulator like yours that refuses to budge, I just cut off the hose 
and replace it. This was inspired by my project car that needed both the 
accumulator and the fuel filter cutting off and new fittings installed 
because they just would not move - to the point where I was going to 
damage either the car or myself by trying harder!

To remove the hose from the hard line up inside the chassis, you'll need 
a 17mm crowsfoot and a friend with a 14mm spanner to hold onto the top 
of the line which you can access through the hole in the underbody under 
the centre console between the ashtray and change tray. You can do it 
without removing the console.

As to the fuel leak - it sounds like it's just syphoning off. Simple 
physics :-) The return hose (the little barb on the bottom of the 
accumulator is just held on with hose clips because it's low pressure. 
The flexible high pressure line and the solid line are all part of the 
high pressure side.


Steve wrote:

>4.  From the flexible fuel pipe (part 36), I collected at least 5 gallons of fuel.  According to 
>previous postings, I shouldn't be getting much fuel since the fuel pump is not running.  
>The car sat for at least 15 hours before work started.  Is my fuel system messed up?

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