Wet around diesel fuel injector

Submitted: Monday, Oct 05, 2015 at 23:00
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My Hyundai Iload campervan has a leaking injector seal I think. Its wet around one of the fuel injectors.
Could it be something else the problem.
Should I get a local mechanic to do fix it or is it better to go to one of the few Diesel centres in Sydney.
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 09:39

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 09:39
FON - A leaking injector seal is not a major problem, but a local mechanic may not have the necessary computerised diagnostic equipment, if electronic testing or repairs are necessary, as part of the repair.
Diesels of today have a sizeable amount of electronic components associated with fuel injection and throttle control - and as a result, if the repairer doesn't have the required electronic diagnostic equipment, they are working at a severe disadvantage.
Accordingly, I'd suggest you go to your local Hyundai dealer, if there's one close.
If the Hyundai dealer is not as close as one of the diesel repair centres, then go to the diesel repair centre as a next choice.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 10:49

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 10:49
A leaking CRD injector doesn't have anything to do with electronics but has all to do with the mating/sealing faces of the injector pipe to injector. That may have to be reseated or replaced depending in what can be achieved after diagnosis.

If under warranty then Hyundai.
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Reply By: Athol W1 - Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 22:08

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 22:08
Ron

Any fuel leaks is a cause for concern, and especially in a common rail diesel. There have been a number of vehicle fires recently caused by apparent minor fuel leaks that have not been attended to.

Unless the vehicle is still under the new car warranty I would suggest that you take it to a specialist diesel service centre, as even placing a spanner on the high pressure line causing the line to "crack'' can result in a spray of diesel fuel that can penetrate the skin,and as a worst case scenario can cause serious injury.

Regards
Athol
Motor Mechanic (now retired)
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