Car Doctor | The phantom fuel blocker

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There's the little Pug, on its way to some diagnostics
There's the little Pug, on its way to some diagnostics
Stuart Johnston

Wheels24 contributor Stuart Johnston found himself in a predicament many of us can relate to when his older Peugeot 207 broke down due to a fuel pump issue. He broke down along the side of the road, with no idea what the issue could be. Trial and tribulation revealed quite a bizarre find.

Open the bonnet, check for any loose wires, fractured fuel pipes, sniff the air for excessive fuel smells and, after that, it's phone a towing service and get the car off to your local friendly mechanic (if you are "lucky enough" to suffer a breakdown close to home-base).

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