Fuel Line Repair

Peter Schulz pcschulz at comcast.net
Fri Feb 23 13:54:35 EST 2007


Standard SAE fuel injector grade hose from NAPA..

Btw, I DO NOT recommend the pictured hose clamps in this application.

Make sure you use something like these: http://www.autobarn.net/iddifuincl.html

I had to replace the braided SS line by the fuel filter on both my 200 Avants.
Recently, during a spell of very cold weather (0-10F) I smelled gasoline on 
the gray one, where I had used "standard hose clamps".
I had to retighten them, and will replace them as soon as I can

No issue on the indigo mica wagon ( correct fuel injection clamps)



At 10:42 AM 2/23/2007 -0800, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>I assume you're referring to the ID of the rubber hose?  I think I got an 
>OD for the metal tubing of about .310 inches...and the rubber fuel line 
>hose they had with the closest ID was 5/16 (aka .3125).  I'm figuring with 
>the various flares on the metal pipe I should be ok...but since it is a 
>fuel line in a hot engine bay, and I only have the one car right now, I 
>wanted to be better than pretty sure.
>Thanks for the pics...and these were the pictures I've been referencing:
>    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/vwaudiporschefan/album?.dir=/39c4re2
>c/o Steve Hauptman (I think?).
>All that said, do you recall if you were able to use "standard" hose 
>diameters, or did you source out a shop that had rubber fuel line in 
>metric sizes?
>Derek P
>>From: Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net>
>>To: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>,200q20v at audifans.com
>>Subject: Re: Fuel Line Repair
>>Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 09:03:56 -0500
>>Internal diameter is more important than external.
>>You want to carefully cut the crimp of the hard sections of this line by 
>>cutting sideways across the crimp, then gently prying off the braided 
>>section as not to damage the flare on the hard line.
>>You also want to look at the orientation of the hard sections before you 
>>cut of the braided section, because once you replace it with the rubber 
>>hose and tighten the clamps, you will not be able to swivel or adjust the 
>>hard section to fit the fuel rail or FPR.
>>I could take some pictures of the cut up line that I have and email them 
>>to you if it helps.
>>At 05:21 PM 2/22/2007 +0000, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>>>Ticking little jobs off one by one, and this one is slated to go down
>>>this weekend.  Sourced out a dremel, got about a foot of 5/16 fuel
>>>line hose, and two fuel injection hose clamps.  This will be to
>>>repair the fuel line between the FPR and the injector rail
>>>Anybody think of anything else I missed?  Used  a feeler gauge/
>>>measuring caliper (is that the right name?) to figure out the OD of
>>>the steel lines, and 5/16" was the best size they had at the NAPA I
>>>went to.  Anyone who's done this repair recall if this is the same
>>>size you used?
>>>TIA for any other ideas.
>>>Derek P
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>>-Peter Schulz
>>Chelmsford Ma, USA
>>1995.5 S6 Emerald/Ecru
>>1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
>>1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica (for Sale)
>>1991 90 20v Q Red
>>1990 CQ silver
>>1991 CQ silver  (eS2 recipient)

-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1995.5 S6 Emerald/Ecru
1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica (for Sale)
1991 90 20v Q Red

1990 CQ silver
1991 CQ silver  (eS2 recipient) 

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