Leaking S/S fuel line, cheap fix & pics link

Steve Hauptmann vwaudiporschefan at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 15 11:14:03 EDT 2006

  Hi all,
  Have had a nagging, very small and irritatingly difficult to find fuel leak on the braided S/S fuel line that goes from the FPR (Fuel Pressure Regulator) to the fuel rail (side closest to the firewall). FWIW, it was actually leaking at the crimp, NOT through the S/S portion. Noticed a bit of dirt accumulating in the area, which led me to notice that it seemed to be leaking. This was such a strange thing because I especially noticed the fuel smell in the trunk.
  Don’t remember how much but seems I remember that this dealer only (AFAIK) part was somewhere around $100 and I was looking for a less expensive fix. 
  Well, I ended up cutting the old S/S portion off at the crimp and much to my delight, the hard lines on both ends had a barbed extension. This made for an easy and inexpensive fix with <$2.00 worth of rubber fuel line. 
  No more fuel smell, anywhere. Very nice.
  Here’s a link to a few pictures for those who may be interested. Let me know if there is any trouble w/ the link.
    Steve Hauptmann
  South Carolina


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