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kitty litter blues - leakin' fuel
it's what i have to use in the garage. see, my urq
leaks gasoline. sometimes, not always, and i am just
about sure i see a pattern. the more i drive it (did
about 200 miles this weekend, most of it 80+mph, some
nice twisties on the way home) themore leaks. i think
the day after i came home from the trip there must
have been a quater to a half a cup that had leaked
out. this is in my garage, with is flat. after a
good 60 mile run it sat in my parents driveway, basic
incline with the front higher than the rear, for
three days with no leak whatsoever.
got him up on the jack tonight and took a look. the
leak comes from a sort of large rubber or plastic black
disk. the disk fills a hole in the frame and has slots
in it that allow for vaccuum and fuel lines to pass
through it. the black fabricy hose that comes thru
it was soaked with gasoline - this hose connects to
a much smaller tube-like hose next to the fuel pump,
and it's that black fabricy hose similar to the style
used uner the hood for vacuum lines except it's larger
in diameter. uses standard hose clamps. they don't
seem to be fuel lines, though - there is a rubber hose
down there that connects to an off-white plastic cup
with more hose from the cup to the what i believe is
the fuel pump - i think the cup is the filter.
anyway, first question is any btdt's? i'm hoping it's
just a lose clamp, and dreading having to find out.
there's a nice carpeted board fitted vertically in the
trunk, behind the fuel tank, that has all the car's
audio gear on it. well, just an amp and xovers, but
i i have to disconnect all that to get the carpets out
and then get to the tank and from having done that
before i think i'd have to remove the tank to even
look at where this disk thing is. this could be a
good excuse to get the amp hooked in via some kind
of multi-conncetor plug and harness rather than the
typical collection of wires. it would certainly
make removal more tolerable. also this would probably
be a good time to change the fuel filter we have been
hearing so much about. the pump seems to be fine but
isthe original pump and i was thinking that it might
be prudent to replace it - i'm at nearly 113k miles.
anyway, anyone have any gas leaks before? is there a
weak link somewhere in the chain where leaks are
typical? thanx in advance.
two strokes are faster than four!
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'83 ur-q - yamaha rz350 - suzuki ts250 - chaotic good