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

Peter Schulz pcschulz at comcast.net
Fri Sep 15 13:18:18 EDT 2006


I had similar issues and replaced with a stock line at <gulp> $100.
Thereafter, I found out that my mechanic has lines made locally with 
similar factory crimps, so I can have things repairing with factory 
grade crimps in the future.

I believe that that the rubber part of the crimps is shrinking due to 
age and exposure  - the metal part of the crimp is ok, but that 
covers the rubber part that fails.

Make sure that you used both fuel injection grade hose ( its re 
enforced) and the proper injection hose clamps


At 11:14 AM 9/15/2006, Steve Hauptmann wrote:
>   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.
>     http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/vwaudiporschefan/album?.dir=/39c4re2
>     Steve Hauptmann
>   South Carolina
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-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1991 90 20v Q Red

1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 engine transplant)
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