Leaking S/S fuel line, cheap fix & pics link
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.
> Steve Hauptmann
> South Carolina
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