Fuel Line

SuffolkD at aol.com SuffolkD at aol.com
Tue Dec 2 17:51:14 EST 2003

I too had the metal line by the filter crimp and leak so I had to cut it.
I replaced the fuel line with steel braided fuel line and clamps like the 
sound of your repair. This was a 10V turbo.  Although the line is rubber the 
metal braiding made me feel better about the "spice".
I sold the car.
But I made the repair intending to drive it for years.
-Scott by BOSTON

In a message dated 12/2/2003 4:43:25 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
200q20v-request at audifans.com writes:
> Peter Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com>
> Folks:
> Long story short - I was troubleshooting an ongoing hard start condition ( 
> with smell of fuel outside car)...discovered that the fuel pump had been 
> replaced with the newer style pump...further troubleshooting under the hood found 
> that one for the crimps on the flex line by the fuel filter was leaking 
> gasoline near the turbo...YIKES
> Cut off the flex line which left the main line section with its flare, as 
> well as the section near the passenger fender. 
> Replaced the section with 5/16 inch fuel injection grade rubber fuel line 
> and fuel injection hose clamps ( pulled the hose over the flare on the lines 
> and put the hose clamps there)
> So far it seems ok
> Has anyone else had this happen and followed a different repair approach?
> Yes, ideally I would have loved to replace the line with something factory 
> grade...but there doesnt seem to be alot of alternatives.

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