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Subject: Fuel Line Leak at Crimp

Tony Komljanec writes:
Is there any BTDT on trying to re-crimp a leaking fuel line?  The car is a
'93 100 CSQ.  Beside / from the fuel filter, the braided flex hose is
crimped to green tubing.  This would be under pressure and leaks a bit at
start up, especially now with cold starts.  Rather than replace, I was first
considering if an attempt to re-squeeze the crimp would have a chance. Any
advice would be appreciated.    
Go to http://www.audi-s-cars.com and read up on the fuel line crimp failure 
that is common on the urS4/S6 models; they've contacted Audi and the NHTSA 
and would appreciate your input, I'm sure.  Most urS4/S6 owners have gotten 
Audi to pick up the cost of the repair.
I haven't heard of this failure on the older cars (such as the type 44 
V8/200/100/5000 models) even though there's a similar setup on the fuel line 
to the underhood fuel filter.
hth, chris miller, windham nh, c1j1miller@aol.com
'91 200q20v ==> http://members.aol.com/c1j1miller/index.html