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

Steve Hauptmann vwaudiporschefan at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 15 14:25:18 EDT 2006

  Thanks for the tip. 
  I did use reinforced fuel injection hose. 
  As far as the clamps, if anyone has a link to some of these"special ones" I would be interested.
  Is your clamp concern one of sealing or fatigue/breakage? AFAICT, these std clamps, which I know do not have the most uniform pressure distribution characteristics in the clamp world seem to be sealing perfectly (knock on wood). 
  Steve Hauptmann

Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net> wrote:
  If your repair involved that high-pressure fuel line sold for fuel injector
applications, you should replace those hose clamps with the special ones
intended for high-pressure hose.

If you used run-of-the-mill fuel hose intended for pressures in the 15-20
psi range, shouldn't that line be equipped to handle higher pressure?

At 08:14 AM 9/15/2006 -0700, 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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