FW: Fuel line replacement - part 2
Stephane.Livolsi at investorsgroup.com
Wed Aug 21 12:23:05 EDT 2002
The gas coming out of the return line is normal as the fuel system up stream
drains. It may seem like a lot, but it will eventually stop.
Hmmm. don't know about the fuel line diameter as I did not have this
problem. The napa place that I got the brake line from had 3 or 4 different
racks of them in different diameters. Maybe go back and get a different
> From: Radek[SMTP:radek at istar.ca]
> Sent: August 20, 2002 7:32 PM
> To: quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: Fuel line replacement - part 2
> Hello again.
> Thanks Stephane for your post. I suppose you're right. Once I'm there I
> might as well replace the whole length.
> Now the fun stuff. Last night after work I got under the car and cut the
> leaking line just to get the job started. Gas started gushing out and
> not stop until I plugged it with a pencil. I'm working on the return line
> so I expected some sort of check valve to be in place to prevent fuel from
> going the wrong way. Nope! Is there a trick I can use to prevent the
> *#$% tank from emptying itself on my head?
> Also, the existing fuel line is about 9 mm in diameter. The brake line I
> got from the parts place is thicker, 3/8" and probably will not fit in the
> rubber hose it's supposed to connect to. Should I go to the dealer to get
> metric fuel line? What are the standard sizes of fuel lines, anybody
> 88 90Q
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