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fuel line replaced
actually, i believe it was a fuel return line.
yes it was a pain in the ass. my garage and part
of my house smells like gasoline. we used containers
under the car to drain off 5.5 gallons of fuel,
as well as lots of kittylitter for the spillage.
many thinks to mike williams for helping and enduring
the fumes and spilled fuel.
replacing the short return line from the tank to
where it joins up with the rigid lines is a bit of
a hassle. as this is my first cramped-quarters
experience with my urq, besides working under and
inside the dashboard, i am not sure what the relaive
hassle of this was. but i got the new hose on, routed
it correctly, and tightened down the clamps. so far
this seems to have solved the slow fuel leak problem.
the hose we removed was cracked at the top end in many
places and seemed to be of slightly larger diameter
than the replacement (which fit perfectly). the hardest
part was dealing with that rubber stopper bit in the
anyway we're guessing that when the PO had the tank
out to repair a leak, the people who did the work
re-used the fuel lines. duh. i believe the tank
was leaking because of being poorly installed from
the time th car was painted, 18 months ago or so.
i also think that being in california with our mtb2
or whatever it is also caused some of the problem.
anyway, thanks to all who resoponded to questions
about it over the last few months. steve buckholtz
had a lot of good stuff to say about it, among others
of you wonderful souls. and thanks again to mike
"brownie mix" williams for his role as teacher/assistant
and for keeping my peeved girlfriend amused while i
spent a holiday working.
also of note: added a plexiglass cover to the amp and
crossover mounting in the trunk, so now i can pack
it real tight without fear of damaging the components
(the xovers are just boards). also i noted something
funky about the front speaker wiring that i'll be
getting to soon.
this fuel line repair is the second-to-last thing i'll
be fixing before i sell the urq. the next attack will
be to go through the full procedure for chasing down
the 4k bug, as mister richie outlined it.
two strokes are faster than four!
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'83 ur-q - yamaha rz350 - suzuki ts250 - chaotic good