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re Fuel Line Leak at Crimp

"Komljanec, Tony" <tkomljan@Mobility.com> asked on the quattrolist:

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.    

A hose clamp on the offending connection may work.  One lister reported to
me just today he did so after removing the metal cover.  My mechanic reports
he has done this, I think without removing the cover.  Audi is presently
paying (on an individual basis it seems) for repairs of this very problem on
S4/S6s.  I am looking at an AN fitting solution, but as my hose connection
hasn't leaked yet, my motivation is not high enough to pursue it as if it is
an emergency.

Kirby A. Smith   New Hampshire USA
1988 90q Titanium gray, 182 kmi
1988 90q Stone gray, 187 kmi 
1995 S6 Pearl effect, 82 kmi