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Old 05-10-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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280ZX Fuel Leak

Hello,

I recently purchased a 1980 280zx and have found that its leaking fuel. This is my first ever project car and I am a little intimidated by this and kind of just want some advice on how to get this repair done efficiently. I attached some pictures of where I believe the leak is coming from.

Thanks in advanced guys!
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:44 AM   #2
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That's the fuel filter... most likely just a loose clamp or split hose. Time to inspect.

Make sure you download the FSM: http://www.xenonzcar.com/s130/fsm.php it has literally everything you need to get the car repaired properly. And search through the forum for awesome write-ups and how-to's.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:06 PM   #3
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That's the fuel filter... most likely just a loose clamp or split hose. Time to inspect.

Make sure you download the FSM: XenonZcar.com S130 Factory Service manuals it has literally everything you need to get the car repaired properly. And search through the forum for awesome write-ups and how-to's.

Thank you! I just downloaded and flipped right to it. I noticed that when I turn the car on, fuel begins to pump out the top of the filter, would replacing it solve this issue? The FSM isn't super clear on it.

Thanks again!
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If it's leaking, yes, replace it.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:08 AM   #5
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make sure you change your hoses too while your at it..
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:35 PM   #6
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Exactly. Make sure you buy the more expensive fuel hose made for fuel injection.
Don't get low pressure fuel hose made for carb engines.

I just replaced the fuel filter on my ZX. Its a somewhat easy job.
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