Fuel Line Repair
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 6 22:43:20 EST 2007
Final check in on this.
Did the job last weekend, and it was pretty simple. I think my only
mistake was not actually using the rubber gloves I had set aside to
use. My hands stunk like gasoline for the rest of the day. And the
dremel was also a really good borrow for this.
So now no gas smell anywhere in the car. Apart from the time spent
borrowing tools and getting hose and clamps, I think this job only
took about an hour, hour and a half, including time spent changing
the fuel filter.
On Feb 23, 2007, at 10:54 AM, Peter Schulz wrote:
> 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/
> 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
>> 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
>>> 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
>>>> 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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