Well over the last couple of weeks i've been getting the smell of diesel fumes in the cabin. I've crawled about under the car but couldn't find any leaks. When I bought the car I did find some VX parts packets in trhe boot for injector seals etc
So the other day i took the engine cover off to have a nosey. Anyways, as i'm looking the engine & noticed diesel around the front far right hand high pressure fuel pipe seal/union nut!!
I started the engine running after cleaning away the leaked diesel & watched it for a few seconds. didn't take long for more diesel to appear!!
soooooo, i shut off the engine after noticing that the union nut was in a slightly different position to the 2 next to it i got out a 17mm spanner & give it a little tighten or 2. Again i cleaned away the diesel & started the engine.
This time i stood there for about 1 minute, revved the engine a couple of times & hey presto no more leaking diesel.
Before this my range left in tank was 221 miles with 43mpg average. I did a 20 mile round trip that night to work & when i got home my range was 243 miles!! Then i went to work last night, another 20 mile round trip & now my range is 251 miles!!
Must've been leaking quite a bit while running. There's still a bit of a diesel smell in the cabin but nowhere near as much as before. The engine itself around the where it was leaking does pong a lot so i could do with getting some engine cleaner on the job & giving it a bit of a scrub!!
Anyways, importantly the diesel is now all going where it's meant to do, in the engine!!