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

Steve Hauptmann vwaudiporschefan at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 18 09:25:47 EDT 2006

Ahhh yes, very nice clamps. I see your point.....I think I will buy some like this and switch them out. 
  Steve Hauptmann
  South Carolina

Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net> wrote:
  The kind of clamp I got from the supplier for high-pressure fuel hose is like this  http://www.abaofamerica.com/products/abaminiggs.asp

It is smooth inside so the clamp bites into the hose less, the threads are less likely to vibrate loose  because of the screw arrangement and they're all-stainless.

Part of the concern might be that the type of clamp you used could lose pressure on the hose as it digs its way into the hose over time.  

At 11:25 AM 9/15/2006 -0700, Steve Hauptmann wrote: 
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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