Sorting the fuel system for the E-Type.

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

Scott’s been sorting the fuel system for the 1968 Jaguar E-Type 1.5 4.2.

There was a smell of fuel in the car, which he tracked down to a bad gasket between the pick up pipe and the tank. The gasket had been made from a corrugated cardboard box, would you believe it! So Scott went about making a proper gasket made from cork. He then cleaned out the pick up well in the tank because it had a load of sediment in. The sender unit was also cleaned and was re-fitted. The fuel system was then flushed through to get rid of any bad stuff that was in the lines. Scott then plumbed it all back in and checked for leaks. He found that it leaked at the filter and one banjo union on the centre carb. Also, the float had got stuck on the rearmost carb, which meant it was overflowing. So the float level was adjusted and all is working fine now.

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