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While riding into for my 1000km service - just as the odo turned to 1001 - engine stalled (at 100kph) and fuel started pissing out all over my leg on the left. I pulled over and sure enough - some major fuel leak issue when the ignition is on (not other leak when off). I assume a hose has popped (and presumably on the high pressure outlet of the tank fuel pump when pump is running). I seem to recall some discussion somewhere on the other forum about the oddball hose connectors used on the tank....

Caught a taxi to work and Ducati Singapore will pick it up. I'll let you know what the outcome is.

Pic below if fuel leak if you're curious.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s63dklt4wg2rwvb/IMG-20150819-WA0001.jpg?dl=0
 

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I posted somewhere about this problem when I was trying to get the 1000 kms in up in the mountains above Guadalajara, on the road to Zacatecas. The connection is intricate and the installation must be gnat's ass correct. The Ducati shop mechanic that corrected my situation spent some serious time and energy insuring it was right. My issue occurred 250km plus (as my old brain recalls) but I am now at 1500 km + with no issue. As hot as this engine gets climbing mountains, I was pleased that I was not immolated.
 

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If you look at the picture you'll see that the there is a hose attached to a right angle flange that passes into the main body of the tank fp adaptor and then presumably attaches to the FP itself. I believe this is where the failure is - the mechanic said that they weren't able to get this right angle flange to connect securely to the outlet of the FP. Looking at the pics in the SM I can't be certain but I think the right angle flange is secured by a locking fitting on the other picture below and I assume this is via rotation? Either way Ducati state that they want to replace the FP assembly which think is the entire assembly held in the hand of the guy below - perhaps these locking connections are fragile or prone to damage?
 

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When the part labeled 14 is inserted into the part below, it must be pushed far enough for the ridge that encircles the part 14 tube to go past some little fingers that are in the lower piece. (think "your palm of your hand facing up and your fingers bent into a C shape) . Once the ridge is past the fingers, it is very secure. Secure enough that I am not sure how it would be removed (I am NO mechanic).
We concluded that my part 14 tube had not been inserted to the point of "locking in" and came out a bit every time the system pressurized as part of turning on, and then just popped out. As I mentioned before, my Ducati mechanic who seemed very familiar with the Scrambler had not seen this issue before, and tinkered with the "fingers" for quite a while to ensure that they were locking in the Part 14 tube .


Since only a few of us have had this problem, I assume that the part 14 tube USUALLY inserts correctly. If not, it WILL fail, just takes a little time. At 1600 km, no other issues.
 

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When I got my icon painted, the mechanics broke that part labeled 14 while removing the tank. They weren't the official ducati service of course. It was so securely attached that just split in half when they tried to pull it out. I had to wait over a month for that **** piece to arrive so I could ride again.
It is a very very important piece which can be dangerous if it fails but it still seems kind of flimsy. The way that piece connects to the hose didn't feel that safe either. When the piece arrived the bike was assembled back together at the same shop and I don't know how securely they got it back in place. It has been fine so far, odo is at 3100 km's now. Maybe I should go to my dealer to have them check it out?
 

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Picked my bike up Friday evening after having throttle cable changed and rode it home-about 75 miles. Went out Saturday morning and started it up, and the fuel pump was squealing during the pressurizing cycle. While running it the fuel pump is making a ridiculously loud whining sound. Taking it back today. So annoying as it was already in the shop for a week and a half for the throttle cable.
 
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