200q 20v fuel line woes

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Apr 8 16:13:13 EDT 2002

Why not just cut out the braided section and replace with hose and clamps?


> From: "Richard J. Andrews" <tech at flashmail.com>
> Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 16:58:44 -0500
> To: quattro at audifans.com
> Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: 200q 20v fuel line woes
> i'm trying to change the return line on dad's 91 200 20v.
> first of all i can't seem to get the right part, the one in etka is wrong.
> the illustration is wrong and i am using the 3b designated line,
> the one i ordered looks nothing like any of the lines on this car.
> i was going to just pull the line and have it rebuilt.. well it runs behind
> the rack. and there is a union
> connection down by the cat, i loosened all of the rack bolts and pulled the
> rack forward about 6 inches it still seems
> the return line is hung up on something back there, nothing appears
> obvious. Am i overlooking something stupid?
> there was a ziptie holding a green vacuum line to the return line removed
> that as well. the bentley doesn't
> show anything about the fuel line removal/replacement. I am at a total loss
> on this one.
> I may have to pull the whole frigging rack out of there?
> BTW, this is the line which connects on the pass side of the fuel filter
> with a small section of steel braiding.
> the braided section is where the leak is coming from.
> please any help would be greatly appreciated.
> I was thinking of lowering the subframe for easier access.
> any suggestions welcome!
> Thanks,
> -rich
> '86 4kq
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