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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 08, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Line Leak?

I have some fuel leaking out of a small rubber hose (maybe 6 inches long) in the back of the car by the gas tank. It looks like a hose that connects the tank to the fuel line to the front of the car.

My Question is, how do I replace it? If I unhook it, is fuel going to squirt out all over the place?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 08, 10:56 AM
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Re: Fuel Line Leak?

It'll dribble. But be SURE to release the preasure in the tank by opening the gas cap. Use common sense and you'll be fine. But don't wait.

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Re: Fuel Line Leak?

unhook rubber line from the hard line running foward, put a 3/8 bolt in the rubber line ,connect new rubber line to hard line ,remove old rubber line from tank line connect new rubber line to tank line ,you will loose a little fuel but thats the way it goes...Happy motoring soon

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Don't crawl under there with a lit cigarette and don't use your Bic lighter as a flashlight, in case you can't see!.....Have a happy, gas free, motoring!
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Re: Fuel Line Leak?

Thanks for the info. As far as the part goes, this is what I want, right?

http://www.rickscamaros.com/product....dept%5Fid=3170

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Yes it is.

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I replaced mine with braided stainless. Lasts forever.
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Don't crawl under there with a lit cigarette and don't use your Bic lighter as a flashlight, in case you can't see!.....Have a happy, gas free, motoring!
AND don't use a 110 volt drop cord.....

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Go to your local hardware store and get your fuel line. It won't cost that much.
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AND don't use a 110 volt drop cord.....

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This is very good advice. When I was a teen I pulled the fuel line on an old Duster. Fuel poured out and hit the drop light at my side. Luckily it only sizzled, but that was VERY close to a very bad situation. Be careful.
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This is very good advice. When I was a teen I pulled the fuel line on an old Duster. Fuel poured out and hit the drop light at my side. Luckily it only sizzled, but that was VERY close to a very bad situation. Be careful.
Two of my former employers forbid it. One from personal experience. He was doing work out of his garage at home in addition to his full time job at Monkey Wards. He was replacing an intank fuel pump and the fuel spilled all over and broke the bulb and started a fire in his attached garage. He was burnt very badly keeping it from burning down his house. His one ear looks like it's made from wax that has drooped slightly.

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Re: Fuel Line Leak?

Well, it turns out it's not the line which looks like crap but is not leaking. There is a small crack in the tank right on the edge below the fuel line which looks as though it was repaired at some point with some type of rubber compound. I scraped all that off and I think I can fix it with some JB Weld.

I was thinking about getting out the hibachi and grilling some steaks under there while I work. Wish me luck!

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I was thinking about getting out the hibachi and grilling some steaks under there while I work. Wish me luck!

I'll take mine, medium rare, a little pink inside, NOT YOU, the steak!!.....I strongly suggest to purchase a new gas tank because all the rust in that tank will work it's way in the carburetor eventually!
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Re: Fuel Line Leak?

Probably good advice. What's the difficulty level on that one? Do you have to get all the gas out first?

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Re: Fuel Line Leak?

Difficulty level is maybe a 3.

Fuel line, sender ground wire, sender wire in the turnk, push it down thru the hole.
Crawl under feet first, take off 2 nuts at rear of straps, tank falls on your chest. Wiggle out from under the car with the tank on your chest.

It's (unfotuantely) always a good idea to get it apart before you buy stuff. Just to make sure you know what you need.
For sure you'll need the tank, the strap insulators, and the rubber hose and clamps, and the sender o-ring.

possibly to probably, you could need new sender, sender wiring, and straps.





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