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Old 09-18-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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GXP is in the shop for foglights overnight, I need to use my 95 tomorrow. There is a problem though, my 95 has a little hole in the fuel line that leads up to the fuel rail. And I dont want to drive it that way. Is there anything that I can do to stop that leak for a couple of days. Or even fix it tonight without having to replace the line. Its a SMALL hole in the line Barely can see it even. It just shoots out over the supercharger.
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If the fuel line has to be replaced and you're looking for a temporary fix, may I suggest that you cut out the bad metal fuel line with a small 1/2" copper pipe cutter then get a length of neoprene fuel line and use that to make up the gap in the metal line. Use 2 hose clamps at both end as security.
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No this is the rubber part of it of the fuel line that leads up to the fuel rails
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Could I just tape it up real good with electrical tape or something? Or would that still be pretty dangerous? Its a real small like slit to it.
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i think they make Gas and Oil resistant Sealant at auto stores... I would try that with a rubber hose over it with a hose clamp
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Fuel tend to eat away at almost anything, and with the amount of fuel pressure I don't think it would last to long. If you have any type of rubber hose then try to slip it over the existing and clamp it if at all possible. When the stores open tomorrow get the proper hose and replace the existing one.
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Fuel tend to eat away at almost anything, and with the amount of fuel pressure I don't think it would last to long. If you have any type of rubber hose then try to slip it over the existing and clamp it if at all possible. When the stores open tomorrow get the proper hose and replace the existing one.
The rubber hose goes all the back to the tank doesnt it?
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Be careful when it comes to the fuel lines.

I had a friend lose his SSE to a fuel line problem and ask willwren about his little underhood fire IIRC it was fuel related
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Fuel tend to eat away at almost anything, and with the amount of fuel pressure I don't think it would last to long. If you have any type of rubber hose then try to slip it over the existing and clamp it if at all possible. When the stores open tomorrow get the proper hose and replace the existing one.
The rubber hose goes all the back to the tank doesnt it?
no. form the tank to almost the engine it metal. then t turns to rubber for a bit then back into Metal.. i think theres a hard plastic part also
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If its rubber hose then I would cut it and put a straight through hose connector. It will have a nipple on both ends and you can put a hose clamp on each end and that should do it.
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