An interesting discovery while I was checking out all the systems after my upper engine work.
After priming the fuel system with the key on and checking for leaks, I found none but today I unscrewed the fuel rail cap for the schraeder connection and fuel leaked out.
The needle valve was not holding pressure.
I tried screwing it in a little tighter but it didn't matter.
So I removed it and replaced it with a new one.
The seal on the old one had deteriorated and upon inspection crumbled in my hands.
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Hmm, Bizzare, but I guess, it warrants a quick check when my car is back up in running status.
Probably not a bad idea for others to quickly take a peak at! Could save you a nasty fire!
And to think, your car has..48000 kms on it?
Just to make it clear. Since all the years have this valve, should owners of all years 87-03 be checking and if necessisary, changing the valve core? Or is the valve slightly different for the SII engines?
Well, only the last three years have I not started it at least once a month.
I have not started it now since early November and it probably won't start for another week.
It is a standard needle insert common to all including air valves for your tires. Same insert.
The seat is a hard plastic material but it is very tiny and my eyes have a hard time picking up the details but using a magifying glass it looks like a cast in place seal. There are two of them. One that seals the check valve and one that seals against the threads.