Fuel line work around needed

Tony Hoffman tfh400036 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 20 22:14:30 EST 2004

Yes, Audi heats the plastic up, then slides the
fitting in. You may be able to do the same, I'd use
hot water or something similar. You can try heat, but
it may burn the hose instead. Maybe also try a heat

Tony Hoffman

--- SJ <syljay at optonline.net> wrote:

> Patient: 88 5kq
> The rubber/plastic fuel line connections at the
> accumulator have rusted out
> and are leaking.
> I had the same problem on my 90 100q.
> I purchased both hoses - the long one from the fuel
> tank to the accumulator,
> and the short one from the accumulator to the
> adjacent metal fuel line.
> The problem lies with the fuel tank to accumulator
> hose. I cannot snake a
> the new hose over the top of the tank. I did all
> that was suggested last
> time, and still cannot do it. I dont feel like
> dropping the tank . .tooooo
> much work.
> My solution last time was:
> - to remove the end connectors from the audi hose
> - snake a 150 psi rubber fuel hose from accumulator
> to tank
> - attach the end connectors(barb fittings) and
> secure with fuel hose clamps
> What I want to try this time is:
> - cut off the connector at the accumulator end of
> the old hose.
> - attach a new connector to the old hose, maybe use
> a double ended barb
> fitting to extend the hose
> The problem is that the audi hose is composed of an
> inner tube made from
> some hard plastic and an outer rubber covering. Its
> impossible to press in
> the barb fitting into the hose.
> I'm not sure how audi assembled the end fitting to
> the plastic hose. Shrink
> fit?
> I'm thinking of heating up the plastic hose and the
> barb fitting, and then
> pressing the hot barb fitting into the plastic hose.
> I would add fuel hose
> clamps also.
> Has anyone done anything similar?
> SJ
> 85 Dodge PU, D-250, 318, auto
> 85 Audi 4k - - sold but still on the road
> 88 Audi 5kq
> 90 Audi 100q
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